Apply to be a NAC Grant Panelist

The Nevada Arts Council invites members of the community to apply to serve as panelists for our grant panels. Serving on a peer-review panel is a powerful learning experience and a valuable contribution to the arts in Nevada. By providing your support to the arts and culture community throughout the state, you are participating in cultural policy in action and gaining insight about the grant making process. Peer review panels include artists, arts administrators, and community leaders who represent Nevada’s diversity in all forms including age, race, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, and heritage.

  • Must be a Nevada resident for at least 12 months prior to serving on a panel
  • Must have access to a computer to review applications and all work samples (photos, videos, etc.) through our online system prior to the virtual panel meeting
  • Must disclose any conflicts of interest (Panelists are asked to disclose any relationships they have with an applicant or applicant organizations. Having a conflict of interest does not make you ineligible to serve as a panelist; however, during the public panel meeting panelists are asked to abstain from discussion of and voting on any application with which they have a potential conflict of interest.)

We are currently seeking panelists for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Quarterly Jackpot Grants. The Jackpot Grant panel review process begins with individual reading, commenting and scoring applications. This is followed by a public “virtual” meeting where the panelists will discuss the applications and make final scoring decisions. Since the meeting will be held via conference call, there is no travel required for panelists. Panelists will be provided with a modest Honorarium.

For the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Jackpot Grant cycle, panelists will be included in an approved pool for our Quarterly Grant panels for up to two years. Panelists will then be confirmed by staff to serve on specific Quarterly Grant panels according to their areas of expertise.

To apply to become a panelist, please complete the PDF application form at this link:

Then email the completed form with your resume to Sierra Scott, Grants Program Specialist at email.

Because of the limited size of the panel, not all nominees can be selected to serve on the current year’s panel, but the Nevada Arts Council will retain all submissions for consideration for future panels.