Panelists Needed for 2012 Arts Grant Applications

Arts Community Grants (ACG), decentralization grants funded by New York Council of the Arts (NYSCA), administered by Arts in Orange, is seeking nominations for panelists throughout the Orange County, NY community, who will evaluate grant applications and make recommendations for funding.  All panelists are volunteers, and must be Orange County residents or those who work within the county, who have knowledge, experience and/or expertise in any of the various arts disciplines, and enthusiasm for supporting the arts through the Arts Community Grants program.  The panel is chosen based upon recommendations from the community, submitted resumes and a personal interview.  ACG especially seeks broad and diverse panelist nominations with arts backgrounds and interests.

Panelists who are chosen are required to attend an Orientation Meeting and Workshop in November 2011, and must attend the Deliberation Meeting in early December 2011.  The Orientation and Deliberation Meetings are normally held on weekends.

The deadline for submission of a panelist nomination is Friday, November 4, 2011.  All panel applicants MUST submit a current resume, a Panelist Nomination Form, and an Affiliation Statement.  These forms are available by calling the ACG office at (845) 956.0005 or emailing