Citizen advice is central to government support of the arts. The Iowa Arts Council relies on volunteer panelists with a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints to bring expertise to multiple department review processes. Volunteer panelists review and provide recommendations for department programmatic, funding, scholarship and exhibit opportunities.
Volunteer Panelist Responsibilities
Volunteer panelists are expected to review provided program materials and offer evaluation for assigned applications. Panelists are provided guidelines, instruction and training in advance of reviews.
Eligible applicants must meet all of the following requirements.
- Legal Iowa resident
- 21 years of age or older
- Professionally experienced in
- An arts discipline,
- Arts education,
- Nonprofit organization management, and/or
- Community-based arts projects
Volunteer panelists are reimbursed for mileage and lodging expenses incurred for the purpose of panel reviews at current in-state travel reimbursement rates.
Online Application Submission
Applicants must submit applications via the Iowa Arts Council’s SlideRoom, an online application portal. Applications will not be accepted in any other format. Applicants can access the current online application requirements at iowaartscouncil.slideroom.com. Applicants must create a login to view the full application requirements for the program. Applicants can visit help.liaisonedu.com for SlideRoom assistance related to the online submission.
Submitted applications are reviewed by staff for relevance to review panel opportunities. Volunteer panelists are selected at the discretion of the Iowa Arts Council. Application does not guarantee selection to serve as a review panelist.