Arts Council for Long Beach Seeks Grant Review Panelists

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Arts Council for Long Beach Receives Grant to Commission New WorkEach year Arts Council for Long Beach convenes grant review panels–comprised of local and area arts professionals and artists–to undertake the important task of deciding how to distribute limited grant funds to Long Beach-based artists, community groups, and arts/cultural organizations.

Here is how it works:
A grant panel is created for each of the four grant categories. The four grant categories the 2012-2013 cycle are: Community Project Grant (CPG), Professional Artist Fellowship (PAF), Operating Grant I & II (OPG I & II). Panelists may only serve on one grant panel and they may not sit on panels for which there may be a conflict of interest. (Contact Arts Council for Long Beach for more information). Panelists must be Southern California residents. Panelists are chosen from various artistic and cultural disciplines so that each grant panel is comprised of a diverse cross section of the artistic and cultural community. Panelists receive copies of completed grant applications and scoring sheets where they “pre-score” applicants based on a set of criteria. (Panelists do this on their own time before the panel convenes as a group.) Panelists convene as a group for one, usually day-long session where they discuss the applications as a group and view supplemental artistic materials submitted by grant applicants (slides, videos, CDs, PowerPoint, etc.). This year the panel meetings will take place:

  • Wednesday, August 1 – Community Project Grant (CPG)
  • Thursday, August 2 – Professional Artist Fellowship (PAF)
  • Tuesday, August 7 – Operating Grants I & II (OPG I &II)

Arts Council for Long Beach is seeking arts educators, arts administrators, individual artists, historians, community members active in the arts, and other arts or cultural professionals to become panelists for this year’s grant cycle. Panelists must commit from 10-20 hours of time to this process (for reading and pre-scoring applications on their own time and attending the full-day panel meeting). Panelists are provided with lunch on the day of the grant panel meeting.

Please click HERE to be directed to the website where you can download the Panelist Nomination Form.

Completed forms must be returned to Arts Council for Long Beach by Friday June 22, 2012.

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