Panelists for Arts Midwest programs play a central role in reviewing applications for funding. We rely on panels composed of individuals who represent a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints, as well as wide geographic and ethnic diversity, to provide advice about the artistic excellence and artistic merit of proposals. Our panels are composed of both arts professionals and knowledgeable laypersons. Most panelists are arts professionals who are qualified by their activities, training, skills, and/or experience in one or more art forms. Every panel also includes a layperson – someone knowledgeable about the arts but not engaged in the arts as a profession either full- or part-time.
We maintain a database to help us identify and select panelists. Arts Midwest may share your information with the National Endowment for the Arts for the purpose of obtaining their approval (as applicable). Responding to some of the questions is voluntary and the information is used only for statistical and diversity inclusion purposes. However, inclusion in this database does not guarantee that someone will be asked to serve on a panel.