PANEL REVIEW & EVALUATION
The panel review system provides Fulton County Arts and Culture with expert, peer review and analysis of Contracts for Services applications. It is the next step of a multi-tiered evaluation process that also includes evaluation by the staff, the Arts Council Advisory Board and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
Each panel is comprised of artists, arts administrators and citizens with knowledge and expertise related to the discipline of the panel. Panelists are selected to represent a variety of disciplines, expertise, aesthetic interests and ethnic backgrounds. Review panels act in an advisory capacity to the Fulton County Arts and Culture and are responsible for the following:
- Review and evaluate applications
- Deliberate on the applications according to the program criteria
- Rate applications based on how well the applicant meets review criteria
Administrative evaluations conducted by panelists are a required part of the evaluation process. Each applicant is assigned a First Reader for its application review who is responsible for scheduling a face-to-face or telephone interview with the organization’s Project Coordinator and the Executive Director.
Panel review meetings are open to the public for observation only. Each applicant will receive an invitation to attend the panel meeting in which their application for funding is being discussed. Representatives from your organization are encouraged to participate.
Panelist recommendations are forwarded to the Arts Council for review to ensure that the recommendations support the FCAC’s mission and goals. Formal approval is given by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.