Become a Country Arts SA Peer Assessor

We are now accepting applications for people to join our Grants Assessment Panel (GAP) for a two-year term.

Members of the GAP assess applications and make recommendations for grant funding received by Country Arts SA through the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund. The Panel brings diverse expertise and knowledge of the arts in regional South Australia and provides independence to grant decision-making. They ensure that each round of competitive funding is offered to regional artists, groups and organisations whose submissions demonstrate the highest degree of merit against the published assessment criteria.

Assessors are paid a modest honorarium for their time and will receive travel, accommodation and per diems for attendance at panel meetings, which generally occur in April and October each year.

Who Can Apply?

Applications are sought from individuals aged 18 and above who live in regional South Australia with an in-depth understanding of one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of the regional arts sector and current art-form practice, through being a practicing artist, creative worker or advisor to the regional arts sector
  • First Nations Arts & Culture
  • Community networks including LGBTQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse and disability communities
  • Education, Health, Tourism and related areas
How Are Peers Chosen?

All applications will be considered by Country Arts SA staff who will shortlist a pool of peers with the skills and knowledge to assess applications to our grant programs. The balance of representation across all areas, including location and art form is considered when shortlisting peers.

Short-listed peers are presented to the Country Arts SA Board, who formally approve all appointments to the Grants Assessment Panel.

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their submission.

How Can I Apply?

Applications to the Grants Assessment Panel are made through the Smarty Grants system. Use the link below to set up an account and access the application form.

In the application form you will be asked:

  • What previous experience you have had in assessing applications for arts-related organisations or grants programs
  • The art form/s in which you have specific knowledge and experience
  • To outline your experience and understanding of the regional arts sector in South Australia
  • Whether you have knowledge or experience in a related field/s
  • To list organisations or associations in which you currently hold positions, either paid or unpaid
  • To upload your CV
  • To confirm that you are aware that applying does not guarantee your will be selected for the GAP
Accessibility

Please contact the Country Arts SA grants team via [email protected] if you would like these guidelines in an alternate format, or if you would like to submit your application in a different format including video, audio, Auslan or another form.

Where Can I Get Assistance with My Application

The Country Arts SA grants team are available to assist you in understanding the role of the GAP, the application requirements and how to submit your application. Please contact us on [email protected] or book a time to chat with us.

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