Grant Review Process
MCA staff reviews applications from completeness and eligibility and assigns them to grant review panels that evaluate the applications according to review criteria identified in the application guidelines.
Each grant panel consists of 5 to 7 artists and/or arts leaders from Marin County drawn from a diverse pool that is representative of the County’s racial, ethnic, and gender identities, eclectic geography, and wealth of organizations, perspectives, and knowledge. Panelists independently review the applications and supporting materials online prior to meeting as a group (via Zoom) in closed session to discuss the applications and agree upon recommendations for awards. Panelists are forbidden from participating in the discussion of any application in which they have, or appear to have a personal or financial interest, and are required to disclose the existence of any actual or apparent interest prior to the panel deliberations. Each panel is expected to review approximately 40 applications during its tenure.
The panel makes its recommendations to the MCA Board which, upon confirming that the recommendations are consistent with all applicable laws and policies, approves the issuance of the recommended grants.
Grant Review Panel Selection
Marin Cultural Association is seeking Marin artists and arts leaders to serve on the panel that will review applications for grants from the Marin Arts & Culture Recovery Fund. The fund provides flexible funding through a variety of grants to enable Marin’s creative sector to recover from its devastating COVID-19 losses and help ensure a rich cultural future for our community.
Panelist Eligibility Requirements:
Marin County resident
Available for up to three Zoom panel meetings for a total of up to six hours
Will commit to review up to 40 applications through our online system prior to meeting
To ensure the integrity of our grant review process for all applicants, MCA seeks to build a diverse panel pool that is representative of our County’s racial, ethnic, and gender identities, eclectic geography, and wealth of organizations, perspectives, and knowledge