Indiana Arts Commission Seeks Qualified Grant Review Panelists

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today it is seeking qualified individuals to serve as citizen grant review panelists in 2019.

“In the past two years, nearly 295 people including artists, arts administrators, arts educators, non-profit, and community leaders have participated in our grant review panels and selection committees,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. “Panelists contribute their time, knowledge, and expertise in their field, and we deeply appreciate their contributions to encouraging and supporting the arts in our state.”
Panelists receive a modest stipend for their service. Depending on eligibility, mileage and lodging reimbursements may be available in addition to the stipend.
The citizen peer review panels are critical to the Arts Commission’s public funding process. Prospective panelists must represent diverse backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge in the arts. Panelists should also reflect diverse geographic areas of Indiana.
Ideal panelist candidates have experience in one or more of the following: an art form, arts administration, art project management, non-profit management or administration, or community arts organizing. The IAC also seeks candidates who have experience working with diverse groups of people.
Young professionals as well as experienced cultural sector workers, artists, and arts leaders are encouraged to volunteer.
Individuals interested in serving in this important role in cultural decision-making in Indiana are encouraged to complete this short form about their experience and desire to be an Arts Commission panelist.
Panelists are matched with the field most closely aligned with their areas of experience and interests. Panelists will receive complete training prior to their scheduled panel session.
For more information about the IAC panelist recruitment process, contact Stephanie Haines at 317-232-1274 or email