Eligible applicants will be included in a panelist pool to be approved by Sierra County Arts Council – as a partner agency to the Administering Organization for the California Arts Council – in the months preceding the 2023-24 Upstate California Creative Corps grant activity period.
Specifically, panelists selected to serve the Upstate California Creative Corps will be reviewing Sierra County’s applications. We will contact panelist applicants between February and March, 2023.
The Upstate California Creative Corps is a media, outreach, and engagement campaign designed to increase awareness around public health, water and energy conservation, climate mitigation, emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery, civic engagement, and social justice. $3.38m will be re-granted to artists, and arts and social service organizations, as well as units of government, who will employ artists to this end.
Panelists must meet the following criteria:
- They must be Sierra County residents
- They must be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of multiple applications based on our Upstate California Creative Corps published program goals and review criteria
- They must have the capacity to take part in three (3) mandatory virtual group meetings and 10-12 hours reviewing grants, taking notes, and attending meetings and orientations over a six-to-eight-week period. Each panelist receives a modest honorarium of $150. All reviews and meetings may take place in-person and / or remotely. More information about reviewing grants will be provided at the appropriate time.
- If you are also a member of an organization or are an individual artist appling for the Creative Corps grant, you may still serve on the panel. As a panelist, you will be required to recuse yourself for assessment of your application.
Questions? If you have any questions, please reach out to B.J. Jordan 530-961-2188 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in becoming a panelist, we look forward to talking talking with you soon.