Panelists play a critical role in the grant-making work of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), and make possible a wide array of investments of public funds in Ohio arts and cultural activities. Their contributions of time and expertise allow the agency to conduct a fair, transparent, and thoughtful decision-making process for grant awards, and support the state in its efforts to recognize and reward excellent artists, arts and cultural organizations, and other institutions. Most panelists also describe panel service as an invaluable professional development and networking opportunity that hones evaluation skills and better connects them to their colleagues in Ohio’s arts and cultural landscape. The OAC accepts panelist nominations year-round. Recruitment and panelist placement occurs in fall to align with the grant cycle.
Review the Selection Criteria and Recommendation & Review Process below, then complete the Panelist Nomination Form online.
Serving on a panel? Review the Panelist Handbook.