Art has a team. Arts Council Grant Panelists
Volunteer panelists play a crucial role in the grant making process by ensuring that grants are distributed to those programs and organizations that are most worthy, impactful, and relevant to the Fort Worth community.
The role of a panelist is a serious yet fulfilling commitment that has far reaching effects. Panelists act as a good steward of public dollars -ensuring that funds are used wisely by evaluating applications with a critical, objective eye. In doing such, volunteer grant panels allow us to fulfill our mission of creating an environment that promotes, nurtures, and supports the arts in our community!
Panelists spend between 10-20 hours fulfilling their duties as a volunteer reviewers over the course of 3 months. Total time spent fulfilling program duties is variable, based on the items listed below:
1. Panelist Orientation – (approximately 1 ½ hrs.)
Typically held in September
2. Online Application Review – (approximately 1 ½ hrs. per application; an average of 20 applications)
Review time varies by individual
3. Grant Review Session – (approximately 3 ½ hrs.)
Half day of review in late November or early December from approximately 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
Panelists serve single year terms and may serve multiple years, as invited back by Arts Council staff.
HOW DO I BECOME A PANELIST?
Step 1: Carefully review the Grant Panelist Job Summary
Step 2: Submit a Panelist Application
Step 3: Arts Council staff will notify you if you have been selected to serve as a panelist