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Irving Arts Center Makes Annual Call for Grant Review Panel Volunteers

The Irving Arts Center is seeking nominations for volunteers to serve on the Advisory Grant Review Panel, starting in September 2013.

The Arts Center has seven openings for the Advisory Grant Review Panel. The panelists will reflect the diversity of Irving and include balanced representation of those with expertise, experience and knowledge of theater, music, dance and the visual arts. There is one opening for a nonresident expert who holds a position within an arts-related field. Six additional positions must be filled by applicants who are residents of Irving.

Applicants should have a demonstrated knowledge of the visual and/or performing arts as practicing artists, qualified arts consumers or representatives from various cultural constituencies. Panelists volunteer their time as a service to the Irving Arts Center and the Irving arts community.

Panelists will be expected to attend funded activities during their term (tickets provided by the Arts Center). They will not make funding decisions and may not review applications from applicants with whom they may have a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest. Panelists will review grant applications, rank their relative quality and merit based on other applications and assess the probability of each applicant achieving his or her proposed project goals.

The panel provides advice and guidance to the Irving Arts Board and may be asked to do the same for staff members and the Arts Board in working with applicant organizations in the future.

Panelists are appointed by the Irving Arts Board and serve a two-year term. They play an important role in the process through which funding is awarded to area nonprofit arts groups – which include the Irving Arts Center’s 12 Founding Arts Organizations. In fiscal year 2013, more than $425,000 was distributed by the Irving Arts Board for projects that included symphony concerts, plays and musicals, art exhibitions, ballet performances, festivals, youth programs and more.

The Irving Arts Center's Founding Arts Organizations include Academy of Bangla Arts and Culture, Entertainment Series of Irving, ICT Main Stage, Irving Art Association, Irving Black Arts Council, Irving Chorale, Irving Symphonic Band, Irving Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Stage, Momentum Dance Company and New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving.

Candidates may be nominated by colleagues or apply personally using the application form available online. For more information contact Kass Prince at (972) 252-4403, or visit the Advisory Grant Review Panel Web page.

Posted July 8

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