Culture Works Seeks Volunteers to Serve as 2019 Panelists

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Culture Works invites members of the community to apply to serve as panelists for the 2019 Community Arts Grant program, which provides general operating support grants for Dayton Region arts organizations.
The funds for these grants are raised through Culture Works’ annual Campaign for the Arts, which draws support from individuals, businesses, and foundations. To ensure a fair and equitable grantmaking process, applications for funding are reviewed by an independent grant panel of up to eight panelists.
Grant panelists are selected based on their knowledge of and experience in the arts, business and nonprofit management, and the community. Panelists review and score the applications and discuss them at a public grant panel meeting held in May. The averages of the scores from panelists are used to determine the funding each organization receives.


Key Dates for 2019 Panelists:
  • January 1 – May 23, 2019: Grant panelist site visits take place
  • April 19, 2019: Grant applications available for panelists to begin review
  • May 30, 2019: Grant Panel Meeting, 8:00am to 1:00pm (tentative)
Additional information regarding the requirements and expectations for grant panelists can be found here: Grant Panelist Fact Sheet
Being a grant panelist provides an opportunity to learn more about local arts organizations and to become engaged in making important decisions regarding financial support of the arts in the Dayton Region. Prior panelists report that they enjoyed having the opportunity to network with fellow panelists, all of whom share an interest in the arts.
Culture Works is providing two opportunities to submit an application to become a grant panelist:
If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please fill out the Grant Panelist Self-Nomination Form and return it to Culture Works via email, fax, or by postal mail at the address provided on the form.
If you would like to nominate someone you know to serve on a panel, complete and return the Panelist Nomination Form.
The deadline to submit all nominations is Tuesday, December 14, 2018.
Nominations will be reviewed, and each nominee will be contacted by December 21, 2018.
Because of the limited size of the panel, not all nominees can be selected to serve on the current year’s panel, but Culture Works will retain all submissions for consideration for future panels. For more information, please contact Culture Works at 937-222-2787 or
Author: Karen Maner

Communications & Project Manager

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