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Serving as a grant panelist for the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) is a means of making a valuable contribution to the arts in Indiana. All of our grant applications are reviewed individually by citizen panelists who then meet as a group in a recorded public panel meeting at the Indiana Government Center. At this convening, panelists discuss applications and finalize their individual scores for a specified group of applicants.

What you put into it

  • Your expertise and advice for applicants
  • Watching a 30 minute orientation webinar (it's fun, really!)
  • Several hours of reading applications
  • A few hours of discussion on panel day
  • Your advice to us about how to make programs more effective

What you get out of it

  • Being part of decision-making in state government
  • Meeting your peers in Indiana who are also panelists
  • A modest stipend of $75
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Lodging reimbursement at the state rate of $89 if you live 50+ miles away from Indianapolis
  • Many, many thanks from the IAC

Interested in serving as a panelist?

Let us know by filing out this short form. We’ll be in touch if we have a placement for you.

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