Grant Peer-Review Panelists


The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) is always seeking interested, qualified individuals to serve as peer-review panelists to evaluate and score the annual Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) Community Arts, Arts Education, and Individual Artist applications. Panelists are dedicated community members who, in some cases, may be artists themselves. School administrators, business owners, arts enthusiasts, local government officials, and professionals with applicable experience in development, marketing, nonprofit management, finance, etc., also are encouraged to serve as panelists. This is a wonderful opportunity to help artists and organizations carry out arts and cultural programming in your community. Some years, there have been two separate grant panels—e.g., one for Arts Education and another for Community Arts applications. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the grant panels typically occurred on a Saturday in the fall at the Saranac Lake Free Library (centrally located within our four-county region). However, because of the impact of the ongoing pandemic, peer-review panels have met the past couple of years online via Zoom. The decision whether the 2024-cycle panel will meet in person or via Zoom will likely depend on the status of COVID-19-related conditions at the time the determination needs to be made, as well as other factors related to timing and logistics.

If you are interested in serving on a panel, please email ALCA's SCR Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac at or feel free to complete the current interest form by CLICKING HERE.