Huntington Arts Council convenes panels to review grant applications for all three categories. Panels consist of a diverse group of professionals with specific areas of expertise. Panelists review applications and prepare recommendations for the appropriate committee of Huntington Arts Council’s Board of Directors. Staff members are present at the panel meetings, but do not participate in the deliberations.
For a list of who served on the 2023 Long Island Arts Grants panel, please click here.
Panelists receive applications and related materials for funding, along with the guidelines, prior to the panel meeting. When the panel convenes, staff provides an overview of the funding category and criteria. At the meeting, the panel discusses each application in detail according to the criteria articulated in the guidelines. We require panelists to sign a conflict of interest statement and to recuse themselves from discussions concerning any application where there is a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest.
Huntington Arts Council maintains a bank of potential panelists, and invites Long Island residents, as well as colleagues in the field, to recommend panelists.
If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please contact email@example.com or Patty Eljaiek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huntington Arts Council is committed to maintaining a balance of geographic, ethnic, and cultural diversity in its commitment to high standards of integrity and impartiality in its decision-making process. While every panelist nomination is considered, Huntington Arts Council is not able to appoint every qualified nominee to a panel.