Call for Assessor Nominations

Calgary Arts Development seeks artists, arts workers, and community members to serve as peer assessors for our granting programs on an ongoing basis. Peer assessment committees are responsible for reviewing and evaluating grant applications and making funding recommendations to Calgary Arts Development. Each year we work with over 50 peer assessors in our programs.

As a public funder, Calgary Arts Development stewards public funds for the benefit of all Calgarians. Peer assessors are fundamental to ensuring the investments we make are reflective of and relevant to the communities we serve. Assessment committees are made up of individuals from all backgrounds, artistic disciplines, and lived experiences.

Previous experience assessing grant applications is not required! Assessors receive specific training and support from Calgary Arts Development staff for each program. We welcome nominations from all individuals who see themselves as members of Calgary’s arts community and arts sector.

Calgary Arts Development provides an honorarium to assessors as a gift to recognize their time. The honorarium will be provided to assessors after the reviewing process is completed and honorarium rates depend on the program requirements.

More information about peer assessment committees and role requirements can be found in the assessor nomination form below.

If you would like to be considered for assessment committees, please complete the nomination form. You may also submit a nomination form for someone else, however you must certify that the individual has agreed to be nominated.

If you have any questions about the peer assessment process or the assessor role, please contact