May 23, 2018 Individual Artist Program Timeline Update The Community Investment team is expecting to receive a much larger number of applications to the Individual Artist Program than estimated. Based on the volume of applications, and in order to meaningfully assess this program, notifications for this program will be delayed. Notifications will be delivered via email to applicants no later than September 3, 2018. The role of peer assessors to review applications is key to the integrity and effectiveness of this process. In recognition of this valuable contribution, Calgary Arts Development is transitioning towards equitable compensation for those who will to give their time to review and participate in the jury process. For the first time in this process, we will be adjusting our reading rates and meeting fees to reflect minimum wage, and including robust training related to bias, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are seeking assessors for the Individual Artist Program. Calgary Arts Development optimizes the composition of the Assessment Committee to ensure that it represents a diversity of specializations, artistic practices, backgrounds, and perspectives. Assessors should have an exemplary track record of professional, business or community-minded ethics and a strong commitment to the continued growth and vitality of the arts in Calgary. Assessors must be available during the assessment period of June 1 to September 3, 2018. The expected workload will be up to 100 hours of reading, in addition to an orientation session and up to three days of in-person meetings. To nominate an assessor for this program, please complete the Assessor Nomination Form. Please contact the Community Investment team with any questions at email@example.com or 403.476.2031.