City of Irving News

Posted on: July 16, 2017

Irving Arts Center Seeks Grant Panelists

Irving Arts Center - Sculpture Garden

The Irving Arts Center is searching for residents to serve as 2017-19 Advisory Grant Review Panelists. Irving residents who have knowledge of the visual and/or performing arts as practicing artists, experience through other participation in the arts, or attend a variety of arts events as a consumer are eligible to apply. Panelists volunteer time as a service to the Irving Arts Center and the arts community, and are appointed for a two-year term. Panelists will be expected to attend events of funded organizations during their terms (tickets provided by the Irving Arts Center).

There is a required orientation and training session prior to beginning service. Panelists do not make funding decisions, but review the grant applications, rank them according to their relative quality and merit, and assess the probability of each applicant achieving its proposed project goals. The panel provides advice and guidance to the Arts Board in making the funding recommendations. 

For Fiscal Year 2017, the Irving Arts Board will appoint panel members from the pool of candidates in August. Every effort is made to appoint panelists that reflect the diversity of Irving and include balanced representation of those with expertise, experience and knowledge of theatre, music, dance and the visual arts. Panelists must be residents of Irving. 

Those who would like to be considered may be nominated by others or may apply directly using forms available at under the “Get Involved” section of the website. Deadline for submission is Aug. 1. For more information, contact Kass Prince at (972) 252-7558 (ext. 1242) or