Selection Process and Requirements
Nominations are now being accepted for advisory panelists. Advisory panelist nominations come from many sources, including arts organizations, council members, NYSCA staff and the public. Self---nominations are accepted. All panelists must be New York State residents for the duration of their service period. Advisory panelists will be recommended by the NYSCA staff with the approval of the Council. The deadline to submit your nomination for the FY2021 grant cycle is February 14, 2020. Advisory panelists must demonstrate expertise in at least one of NYSCA’s evaluation criteria: Artistic and Programmatic Quality, Managerial and Fiscal Competence, and Service to the Public. Panelists may apply to up to three NYSCA Programs.
Advisory panelists are required to act with utmost impartiality with respect to the evaluation and rating of applications and to protect panel deliberations from any potential conflict of interest or the appearance of such a conflict. Panelists will be required to acknowledge any affiliations with organizations making applications to the Council and must comply with New York State Ethics Laws.
To make a nomination, submit a completed Nomination Form and the nominee’s resume to NYSCA by mail or email at the addresses listed below by the due date.
Panelist nomination form
To nominate an advisory panelist, please complete the panelist nomination form and submit with the nominee’s resume via mail or email.
How to Submit a Nomination
Submit Nominations by Mail or Email:
New York State Council on the Arts
Attn: Advisory Panel Nominations
300 Park Ave. S, 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
Fairness and the Panel Process
In order to ensure fairness in the application review process, applicants are strictly prohibited from contacting Panelists associated with and/or involved in the activities or affairs of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in any way to obtain or share information regarding the NYSCA application review process. This includes all activity associated with NYSCA at its main office, including panel discussions, and all communication with NYSCA staff including, but not limited to exchanges via email, telephone, or online system.
All data, materials, knowledge and information generated through, originating from, or having to do with NYSCA or persons associated with our activities, including contractors, is to be considered privileged and confidential and is not to be disclosed to any third party. This also includes, but is not limited to, any information of, or relating to, panel discussion, applications, and funding recommendations.
All inquiries about panel results and proceedings must be communicated to the NYSCA staff directly.