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August 6, 2008


NASHVILLE - - The Tennessee Arts Commission is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on Citizen Advisory Panels for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011.  The panels meet once a year to review grant applications.  Panelists also serve as year-round resources to the Commission staff and as advocates for the arts in their communities.

Currently there are panels for Arts Access, Arts Education (Teacher Training and Community Learning), Community Arts Development, Cultural Crossroads, Dance, Folklife, Funds for At-Risk Youth, Inter-Arts, Literary Arts, Music, Theater, Rural Arts Project Support (arts and non-arts groups), and Visual Arts.  Panel members may be either  professional artists, arts supporters, arts administrators, volunteers and/or educators.

“The Commission regularly reviews membership criteria for advisory panels in order to provide the most effective panels possible,” says Rod Reiner, deputy director of the Tennessee Arts Commission.  “The caliber of panelists selected to serve is always impressive. Most of the nominees have a strong background in the arts. These individuals are one of our most valuable resources, and we appreciate their time, effort, and dedication.”

According to Reiner, individuals may either nominate themselves or other qualified individuals by submitting a current panelist nomination form, resume, and statement of the individual’s qualifications. Nomination forms can be found on the agency's Web site: www.arts.state.tn.us/panel_nomination_form2010.pdf. Panelists are expected to make a commitment to attend a grant application review meeting in Nashville in the spring of 2009.  In addition, new panelists are required to attend an area panel orientation meeting.

Panel members are not allowed to submit grant applications on behalf of any organization on which they serve as an officer, board member, staff, or employee, or any application which would result in payment of monetary benefit to themselves.
Nominations should be received by November 3, 2008.

For Nomination Form Click Here (PDF Document)

 For more information contact Rod Reiner at (615) 741-2093 or e-mail: rod.reiner@state.tn.us.


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The Tennessee Arts Commission is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences that add value to the lives of every citizen, and enhances the quality of life in Tennessee communities.

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