The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking panelists to review The FY21 Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster applications along with the FY21 Maryland Touring Grant applications. MSAC relies on a diverse array of performing arts and grants experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating grant and roster applications. Presenting & Touring panelists will review the Touring Roster applications remotely from June-July, and will then review Touring Grant applications remotely quarterly during FY21. Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to learn about the granting processes of the Maryland State Arts Council.

The design of the Presenting & Touring program is to spark collaboration, which supports a rich and artistically diverse network of Maryland professional artists and performing arts organizations. Eligible Maryland nonprofit presenting organizations have the opportunity to apply for the Maryland Touring Grant to help subsidize the presentation of any performer on the Maryland Performing Touring Roster.

The Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster comprises Maryland-based performing artists with professional experience that have been selected through a peer review process on the basis of artistic merit and a demonstrated history of successful touring engagements.

Selected Grant Panelists: 

  • Panelists must be Maryland residents
  • Digitally review Touring Artist Roster Applications from June – July 2020
  • Digitally review Touring Grant applications quarterly from July 2020 – April 2021 – July, October, January, April for four (4) total reviews
  • Panelists will receive modest compensation for the entire process, which includes roster application reviews and quarterly reviews (approximately 2-4 hours each month)
  • Are required to attend one of the following training sessions in June:
  • Tentative training dates include: Tuesday, June 16 at 9am, Wednesday, June 17 at 2pm, and Thursday, June 18 at 6pm (dates, times and in-person/virtual session subject to change)
  • Will be available remotely to review grant applications between the 10-15 of quarterly review periods.
  • Must have access to a computer with internet connection to complete monthly digital reviews. Please note applications are reviewed on a digital platform, Smart Simple; and training will be provided. 

Apply by Friday, May 15 

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