Grant Panelists

Courtesy of Fresh Meat Productions. Photo by Kegan Marling.

Courtesy of Fresh Meat Productions. Photo by Kegan Marling.

NOTE: We are no longer accepting new applicants at this time. Please stay tuned for when we roll out a new process for in-taking prospective grant review panelists.

FY2017 – 2018 SFAC Call for Panelists from Across the Bay Area

The San Francisco Arts Commission is looking for panelists to serve on our FY 2017-2018 grants panels, particularly our panels held in January through March 2017.

SFAC’s peer review panel process was designed to ensure the transparency of our grantmaking and to reflect our agency values of cultural equity — empowering communities historically underserved in the arts and in San Francisco. Panelists will review grant applications, meet in a publicly-accessible setting to discuss, score, and ultimately make funding recommendations to the Commission.

Who are we looking for?

SFAC seeks panelists based in the greater Bay Area who are deeply knowledgeable about the arts, arts education, cultural equity, promising practices of nonprofits, cultural facility and capital needs, and issues in historically underserved communities. We look for panelists who are artists, engaged in the arts as a profession, and/or strongly rooted in fields related to cultural equity. Younger professionals with relevant experiences are also encouraged to submit their names. Former panelists who have not served in two or more years should consider sending us your updated information.

Staff does due diligence to ensure that the make-up of our panels is equitably representative of both San Francisco’s demographics, and the specific applicant pool at hand in terms of racial/ethnic representation, gender representation, LGBTQ representation, special needs representation, as well as equitable representation of artistic disciplines and organizational expertise.

How to respond?

At this time, we are no longer accepting new applications via the Google Form. Please stay tuned for more information about our new process.

Next steps

Staff will be in contact following completion of the Google form. Upon receiving your relevant information, SFAC staff will evaluate how and when your potential contribution may be useful in the panel review process.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a panelist. We appreciate your commitment to the arts and cultural equity.