Be a panelist…
Huntington Arts Council Panel Process
Huntington Arts Council convenes panels to review grant applications in a variety of categories. Panels consist of a diverse group of professionals with specific expertise. Panelists review applications and prepare recommendations for the appropriate committee of Huntington Arts Council’s Board of Directors. The committee prepares recommendations for the Board, which has fiduciary responsibility. Staff members are present at the panel meetings, but do not participate in the deliberations.
For a list of who served on the 2020 Long Island Arts Grants panel, please click here.
Panelists will 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, as well as background about Huntington Arts Council and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 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 click here to submit your information for review.
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.
For more information on serving as a panelist, please contact Emily Dowd at firstname.lastname@example.org.