Arts Council Readies for Summer Grant Cycle; Help Choose the Recipients

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Arts Council Long Beach grant panels

You can support local art projects by volunteering on a grant selection panel for the Arts Council of Long Beach.

Summer means it is grants season for ACLB and the Arts Council could use your help!

Each 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 grant categories: Community Project Grant (CPG), Artist Fellowship (AF), and Operating Grant I & II (OPG I & II). Ideal panelists are art and cultural aficionados, Southern Californian, represent a diverse cross section of the artistic and cultural community, and ready and willing to work! 

Not sure you fit? 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.

What does it take? Panelists must commit from 10-20 hours of time to this process. This time will be spent reading and pre-scoring applications as well as meeting for a full-day panel.

  • Tuesday, August 6 – Operating Grants I & II (OPG I & II)
  • Wednesday, August 7 – Community Project Grant (CPG)
  • Thursday, August 8 – Artist Fellowship (AF)

It’s a great way to serve your community, build your appreciation for the arts, and score a free lunch!

Interested? Visit the ACLB website to download the Panelist Nomination Form. Completed forms are due to the Arts Council by Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

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