By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants –
The TN Arts Commission is seeking individuals who are willing to serve as citizen advisory panelists. Civic-minded Tennesseans are encouraged to apply. Made up of individuals with expertise in a variety of areas, including artistic disciplines, community building, education, rural development, nonprofit management, business, and civic engagement, advisory panels are a major component of the annual grant review process. Panelists read, review and evaluate grant applications, and provide expertise that helps the Commission make informed grants-making decisions and valuable technical assistance recommendations to our grant applicants. Advisory panels review applications based on specific artistic disciplines, geographic location or grant program.
Tennesseans may nominate individuals from their community or themselves to be considered to serve on an advisory panel. Panel composition ideally represents the state’s rich and varied cultural and geographic diversity. Nominations (including self-nominations) by any interested Tennessee citizen are encouraged and will be accepted at any time throughout the year. Please submit the Panel Nomination Form. The form requires:
- The nominee’s name and contact information
- A statement of the nominee’s qualifications pertaining to which panel they might best serve on
- A copy of the nominee’s résumé
- The proposed nominees are reviewed for selection by the Commission staff. Nomination does not guarantee selection.
Panels will be held in March and April of 20119.