Ongoing call for panelist nominations
Arts New Orleans is looking for volunteers for its grants review panels for awards made possible with city and state funds. Our grant panels are comprised of community volunteers who are representative of the ethnic, demographic, and geographic diversity of the region. Panels also embody the artistic, community, and administrative expertise needed for application review.
Meetings are usually held between May and August. Panelists who review grants made possibly with city funds must reside in New Orleans. Panelists for grants made possibly with state funds can reside in Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines Parishes. Self-nominations are encouraged. Panelists will be compensated with a modest honorarium.
If you are interested, please complete the form below. Questions should be addressed to Ashley-Crystal Langston, at email@example.com.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!!!
The grant review panel is critical to our regrant programs and relies on community input to fairly distribute funding. Panel nominees should:
- Be reliable
- Have a commitment to or passion for the arts
- Have a strong, unbiased knowledge of the arts
- Be able to articulate their opinions and be open to the ideas of others
- Be comfortable with group decision making
- Have a knowledge of New Orleans artistic and cultural communities
- Have expertise in an artistic discipline, arts administration, community arts programming, community development, or financial expertise
Panelists will be expected to read grant applications online and to attend and participate in a panel meeting to determine funding recommendations. Currently, panel meetings are held online and are less than two hours.
Arts New Orleans strives to appoint diverse panels regarding ethnicity, gender, age, culture, geographic representation, and artistic focus. Employees of applying agencies are not eligible to serve on panels in which their grants are reviewed. It is understood that volunteering does not necessarily mean that the volunteer will be asked to serve.
You may nominate yourself.