Grant Review Panelists Needed

Creative Forces Grant Review

Benefits of serving on a grant review panel:

  • Serving as a panelist is a way to learn about the grant application process and may be a helpful form of assistance for applicants who haven’t been successful in applying in the past.
  • Serving as a panelist can also be a great networking avenue. It gives people knowledge of the breadth of work that is being done within a field and an opportunity to connect with other individuals and organizations.
  • Serving as a panelist is a great way to give back to your community and volunteer your expertise.

About the Process

Mid-America Arts Alliance, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, offers multiple funding opportunities, including the Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant Program which requires adjudication by a panel of reviewers comprised of lay persons, as well as arts and military-connected professionals.

Mid-America Arts Alliance relies upon arts and human services leaders in the field to serve as reviewers for the Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants.

  • Review of application materials will be web-based in February 2023 followed by a virtual reviewer meeting in March 2023.
  • Reviewers are not expected to travel; however, each reviewer must be able to commit to independent review of applications in advance of the meeting which may take as many as 40 hours over one month.
  • Nominees must have a computer capable of browsing and online meetings as well as reliable internet access.
  • Reviewers will receive a $600 honorarium.

Submitted interest forms will be held for consideration for two years. If you have any questions, concerns or require special accommodation, please contact M-AAA program staff at

Submit Interest Form

To submit your intent to serve, please complete the following questionnaire expressing your interest and qualifications. Once you begin the form, you will be able to save it and return to it later if needed.