Grant Panelist Policy 

  • Board members serve on R2AC grant review panels except for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant, which is awarded by the AAI Council.
  • Members of the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council serve on the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grant review panels and 2 Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council members are invited to serve on each Arts and Cultural Heritage grant review.
  • One current board member and two community panel members (preferably artists) comprise the Artist Mentor Grant review panel. A second board member who is an artist may be substituted for one of the community panel members if necessary.
  • To ensure thorough preparation for a grant panel review, R2AC board members, AAI Council members, Approved Delegates, and Community Panel members will be trained in the use of the online grant system.

Approved Delegate

  • In the event of an unavoidable scheduling conflict, the board member who will be absent must contact a former R2AC board member from their county to act as a voting member in the business meeting and grant review panel.

Community Panel Member

  • A former board member from any county may be asked to serve on a grant review panel if a current R2AC board member will be absent and an Approved Delegate from that board member’s county cannot be found to act as a replacement.
  • Region 2 artists or former board members may serve as Community Panel Members for an Artist Mentor Grant review.
  • If the R2AC board decides to split a grant review panel into two smaller panels because of the high volume of grant applications received, then a Community Panel Member will be asked to serve on each panel in addition to the board members.