Grant Panel Opportunities


Irving Resident Opportunity: Become a Grant Panelist!

Nominations for 2019-20 Advisory Grant Review Panelists are now open!

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Nominations are due by August 1, 2019


Irving Arts Center seeks Irving residents to serve as 2019-20 Advisory Grant Review Panelists. Those wishing to be considered may be nominated by others or may apply directly using forms available on Irving Arts Center’s website. The direct URL for accessing the application form is The deadline for submission is August 1.

Irving residents who have knowledge of the visual and/or performing arts as practicing artists, experience through other participation in the arts, or attend a variety of arts events as a consumer are eligible to apply. Panelists volunteer their time as a service to Irving Arts Center and the Irving arts community and are appointed for a two-year term. Panelists will be expected to attend events of funded organizations during their terms (tickets provided by Irving Arts Center).

There is a required orientation and training session prior to beginning service. Panelists do not make funding decisions. They review the grant applications, rank them as to their relative quality and merit and assess the probability of each applicant achieving its proposed project goals. The panel provides advice and guidance to the Arts Board in making the funding recommendations.

Members from the pool of candidates will be appointed by the Irving Arts Board in August. Every effort is made to appoint panelists that reflect the diversity of Irving and include balanced representation of those with expertise, experience and knowledge of theatre, music, dance and the visual arts.