Arts Council of Fort Worth


Serve as a Grants Panelist!


Each year the Arts Council enlists North Texas residents with special knowledge about the arts, education, nonprofit administration, and finance to review grant applications. Grants panelists play a crucial role in the grant-making process by acting as good stewards of public dollars, ensuring that funds are used wisely by evaluating applications with a critical and objective eye. In doing so, Grants Panels allow us to fulfill our mission of creating an environment that promotes, nurtures, and supports the arts in our community!

To get involved, first carefully review the job summary. Then complete a nomination form, either for yourself or for a friend, colleague, or peer you think might make a good panelist. Starting this year, panelists will be offered stipends for their service.

Questions? Please contact grants@artscouncilfw.org for more information.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

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Become a Fort Worth Community Arts Center Volunteer!

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is in need of happy, enthusiastic, engaging volunteers to help with our programs and events.

Please help spread the word. Individuals, as well as business, church, and community groups, are welcome to participate. 

Benefits include:

•    Helping your community

•    Contributing to the Arts

•    Positively impacting the entertainment experience of our patrons

•    Meeting new people


Volunteer responsibilities:
•    Be prepared to work with people—Act in the role of the host- the most visible reflection of service during events.
•    Be courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful to the clients and patrons of our venues
•    Show up for scheduled shifts- honor your volunteer commitments to our venues.
•    Lifting and handling artwork. 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for most of our events.

Fort Worth Public Art


Interested in helping to build and shape the City's Public Art Collection?

There are many ways you can be a part of the Fort Worth Public Art Program:


Serve on a Project Core Team:

Be the voice of your community and provide input and guidance to  FWPA staff on the goals and vision for future Public Art Projects in your area.  

Serve on an Artist Selection Panel:

In hopes of building thoughtful and knowledgeable Artist Selection panel, the FWPA Master Plan Update recommends having Arts Professionals serve on artist selection panels with the goal of shaping a group that balances knowledge in art and design, the project’s objectives, and community concerns.

Serve on the Fort Worth Art Commission:

The Fort Worth Art Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council in matters relating to the City of Fort Worth's Public Art Program.  

Interested in any of these opportunities?  Contact talkto@fwpublicart.org