Role of Advisory Panels (Grants Panels)

The advisory panels of the Virginia Commission for the Arts make recommendations and give guidance that will affect the future of the arts in the Commonwealth. They are appointed for one-year terms and may be reappointed twice to serve a maximum of three years. The quality and integrity of the Commission’s decision-making depend upon the individual contributions of time, thought, and energy of these volunteers.

Each of the panels consists of seven to nine members identified through self-recommendation, recommendation from other colleagues/peers, and/or by invitation from the Commission's Executive Director. The panelists are artists, arts administrators, trustees of arts organizations, arts educators, and arts supporters from that region. 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 to review applications. In making appointments to the panels the Commission attempts to balance each panel with knowledge of the different arts disciplines and diverse cultural perspectives.

Advisory Panels (Grants Panels) For FY21

Regional panel meetings will be held to review General Operating Support and Project Grants

Area 1 Panel
Area 2 Panel
Area 3 Panel
Area 4A Panel
Area 4B Panel
Area 5 Panel
Area 6 Panel

Statewide panel meetings will be held to review:

General Operating Support for Major Arts Organizations
Artists in Education Grants Panel
Teaching Artist Roster Panel
Performing Arts Tour Directory
Artist Fellowship

Advisory Panels (Grants Panels) Map


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.

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