Irving Arts Center (IAC) seeks Irving residents to serve as Community Grant Review Panelists. Those wishing to be considered may be nominated by others or apply directly by completing the online nomination form available on the IAC’s website or access the form online. The deadline for submission is Sept. 5.
Irving residents who have knowledge of the visual and/or performing arts as practicing artists, experience through other participation in the arts, or attend a variety of arts events as a consumer are eligible to apply. Panelists volunteer their time as a service to the IAC and the Irving arts community and are appointed for a two-year term. Community members join other peer reviewers selected from the ranks of professional arts and nonprofit administrators and artists from across the state. Community panelists are invited to attend events of funded organizations each year prior to the review process in June of 2024. Tickets will be provided by IAC.
Panelists do not make funding decisions. They review the grant applications online, rank them as to their relative quality and merit and provide feedback shared with the applicants and Arts Board. The Arts Board uses this guidance in making funding decisions.
Members of the pool of candidates will be appointed by the Irving Arts Board in September 2023. Every effort is made to appoint panelists that reflect the diversity of Irving, with balanced representation of expertise, experience and knowledge of the arts. Those selected will participate in an orientation session held via Zoom prior to beginning service.