Volunteers Needed to Review Grant Applications

VolunteerThe Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking individuals interested in reviewing applications for cultural grants funding from Miami-Dade County. Each year, the Department of Cultural Affairs relies on the services of many volunteers panelists, who review and evaluate grant applications and make funding recommendations. Panels are comprised of artists, art-related professionals, educators, community members, business leaders and others with current or prior active involvement in the arts, such as board members of cultural organizations. Panelists help maintain a fair and open process and assist in the continuous development of Miami-Dade County’s artistic and cultural communities by bringing their expertise to the review panel process. All panels meetings are open to the public. Panelist Profile Prospective panelist should possess experience in one or more of the following areas: – Knowledge of and familiarity with Miami-Dade County’s non-profits arts community – Artistic experience in an arts discipline (music, theater, visual arts, etc.) as a creator, administrator, board member and/or general supporter of the arts – Experience in non-profit sector or arts management, including but not limited to, organizational planning and management, finance and accounting, development & fundraising or marketing – Arts Education Experience with cultural facilities and venues (acquisition, building, renovation, management) as an architect, contractor, builder, operations/programming manager and/or owner. How much time does panel service take? This depends on the particular panel and number of applications received. Panelist are required to attend an orientation session after which they will take the grants package home to review. Most Department meetings span one business day and may involve a substantial time commitment to read orientation materials and review pre-score grant applications prior to the panel meeting. If you are interested in becoming an Arts Insider, please contact us via email at val@ArtsBizMiami.org or call us at 305.326.1021.

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