Calgary Arts Development is seeking artists, arts workers and community members to serve as assessors for our granting programs.
You may nominate yourself or another individual. By completing the form below, you are certifying that the nominee is aware of his or her nomination and has agreed to be contacted by Calgary Arts Development.
Levels of commitment vary from program to program. Assessors will be expected to consider applications, meet with peers and Calgary Arts Development staff, and contribute to thoughtful conversations around the arts.
Qualifications and Required Skills
Community Members: Calgarians with an appreciation for the arts (any discipline) who actively attend arts performances and presentations. Community members should possess skills that are transferable to the non-profit arts sector, including, but not limited to:
- Non-profit board governance
- Organizational management
- Business planning and project management
- Marketing and communications
- Event production
- Investment and resource development
- Community and government relations
- Design or creation within the broader creative industries
Peers: Artists and arts professionals who possess professional experience and knowledge directly relevant to the arts sector. Calgary Arts Development follows the definition of “peers” established by the Canada Council for the Arts: “people who, by virtue of their experience, knowledge and open-mindedness, are capable of making a fair and informed assessment of the comparative merits [of submissions]. … Peer assessment ensures that artistic quality is (able to be considered) in decisions made and thus protects diversity of opinion and artistic freedom.”
- Peers: A background in the arts (dance, music, theatre, literary arts, film, media arts, visual arts and/or festivals and events) that demonstrates a profound commitment to an artistic discipline and/or reflects a high level of artistic and aesthetic experience and accomplishment.
- Community Members: An understanding and familiarity with the arts (dance, music, theatre, literary arts, film, media arts, visual arts and/or festivals and events).
- Relevant skills, experience and knowledge that will accommodate the range of applicants to be juried.
- A generous spirit, exceptional listening skills and a willingness and ability to embrace change, complexity and different viewpoints.
- An understanding and awareness of Calgary and region, and an insight into our social and cultural climate.
- The respect of peers in the community.
- The ability to function well within a committee structure.
Questions regarding the assessment process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.