Arts Center Makes Call for Volunteers

 

Presented by City of Irving

 

The Irving Arts Center is searching for residents to serve as 2015–17 Advisory Grant Review Panelists. Irving residents who have knowledge of the visual and/or performing arts as practicing artists, experience through other participation in the arts, or attend a variety of arts events as a consumer are eligible to apply. Panelists volunteer their time as a service to the Irving Arts Center and the Irving arts community and are appointed for a two-year term. Panelists will be expected to attend events of funded organizations during their terms (tickets provided by the Arts Center). There is a required orientation and training session prior to beginning service and an evaluation meeting in early May 2016.

Panelists do not make funding decisions. They review the grant applications, rank them as to their relative quality and merit and assess the probability of each applicant achieving its proposed project goals. The panel provides advice and guidance to the Arts Board in making the funding recommendations.

For 2015–17, six panel members from the pool of candidates will be appointed by the Irving Arts Board in August. Every effort is made to appoint panelists that reflect the diversity of Irving and include balanced representation of those with expertise, experience and knowledge of theatre, music, dance and the visual arts. Panelists must be residents of Irving and available the first Saturday of May 2016 for the panel meeting.

Those wishing to be considered may be nominated by others or may apply directly using forms available at irvingartscenter.com. Application forms are available under the “Get Involved” section of the website. Deadline for submission is Aug. 3. The Irving Arts Center is a department of the City of Irving and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. In 2014, the Arts Center hosted 1,375 events, including 203 performances and 24 exhibitions and welcomed 103,719 visitors.

For more information, contact Kass Prince at (972) 252-7558 (ext. 1242) or koprince@cityofirving.org.

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