Serve on a Grant Panel

Would you like to serve as a Grant Panelist?

Grant review panels are critical to ASC’s work of awarding grants. Panels are composed of members of the community who volunteer their time, passion, and experience to review grant application materials and make recommendations to select the strongest applicants for each funding opportunity. ASC team members strive to compose grant panels that:

  • Include creatives with experience in the disciplines being considered for funding
  • Represent the diversity in the community we serve
  • Are free of conflicts of interest/not directly involved in the programs and/or organizations applying for funding
  • Understand the variety of community needs that arts, science and history programming seeks to address
  • Can evaluate the artistic and community merits of grant applications

ASC team members partner with panelists to ensure they have all the resources they need to be successful in their role as a panelist. This includes an orientation to the grant being reviewed, ASC’s Cultural Equity Statement, the criteria panelists are specifically asked to evaluate, and assistance navigating the online grant reviewer portal. To complement the work of our grant panels, ASC staff work closely with applicants to answer questions about eligibility, provide guidance on deadlines and requirements, and to administer grants once awards are made.

ASC is deeply grateful to the panelists and seeks to involve community members in this process. If you are interested in participating on a panel, please complete the Grant Panel Interest Form.

Grant Panel Interest Form

After your form is submitted, you will be added to our panelist database. The grants staff will use this database as they assemble panels for each grant opportunity. A member of the Grants & Services team will reach out to you to discuss which funding opportunities might be a good fit for your interests and expertise. Submitting a panel nomination form does not guarantee you will be chosen to serve on a panel. ASC will keep the information you submit on the Panel Interest Form for one year from the date you submit it.