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Virginia Commission for the Arts
To help in making decisions on grant applications to artists and arts organizations, the Commission has established seven regional advisory panels, one statewide panel for major arts institutions, one statewide panel for the Performing Arts Tour Directory, one statewide panel for Artists in Education Grants, and one statewide panel for Artist Fellowships.
Each of the seven regional advisory panels and the statewide panels consist of seven to nine members appointed by the Commission. The panelists are local artists, arts administrators, trustees of arts organizations, arts educators, and arts supporters. They are chosen for their expertise in the arts, their ability to work with others in a panel situation, and their willingness to devote the time required. In making appointments to the panels the Commission attempts to balance each panel with knowledge of the different arts disciplines and diverse cultural perspectives.
Panelists make recommendations on grant applications, evaluate activities funded by the Commission, and make recommendations on the Commission's policies and procedures. They are appointed for one-year terms and may be reappointed twice to serve a maximum of three years.
Nominations for the advisory panels may be submitted to the Commission office at any time during the year. Each nomination is kept on file for three years. A list of current panelists is available from the Commission office and on the Commission website.