Arts Midwest panel sign-up

Arts Midwest welcomes individuals from the upper Midwest and across the United States who are interested in joining our panels! Panelists play a key role in helping determine which applicant organizations receive funding in the next year for our grantmaking programs.

What does being a panelist involve?
If selected to join the panel, panelists receive hardcopy and digital application materials for individual review then gather virtually to discuss applications a few weeks later via Zoom. Scoring is completed in our online panelist portal. 

Technology requirements
A tablet or computer with an internet connection that is capable of reviewing files, participating in online meetings, and visiting websites.

Time commitment
Panel opportunities take place in the Spring of each year from around February to early April and again in Fall for the GIG Fund. Depending on the program you are interested in paneling for, this timeframe can vary by a week or two. In consideration of the time required for orientation, individual review, online deliberation, and scores submission, total time for participation can be as much as 40 hours total.

Honoraria are issued once scoring is completed in the amount of $500 per panelist.


Your contact information

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Demographic Questions
Arts Midwest values diversity of lived experience and seeks to be inclusive and accessible to all applicants. For this reason, we ask you to select the following self-identifiers. Race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and age do not determine eligibility to participate. The following questions are optional but will help us to determine if we are building toward our diversity objectives for panels. 

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