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 AAI Council serve on the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grant and fellowship review panels and two Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council members are invited to serve on Arts Access, Arts Learning, Cultural Traditions in the Arts or Arts Access for Small Towns Grant reviews.
  • 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.
  • Past R2AC Artist Fellows or other expert artists in Region 2 may serve as Community Panel Members for the R2AC Artist Fellowship 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.