CDF Panelist Nomination Form
Cultural Development Fund Open Call for Panelists
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is currently requesting submissions for paid panelists to evaluate grant applications on behalf of the Cultural Development Fund (CDF). CDF grants are awarded through an open and competitive application process to eligible nonprofit organizations throughout the five boroughs. Organizations request programmatic support from DCLA for cultural activities in New York City that cover a broad range of arts disciplines and provide cultural experiences for the City's residents and visitors (FY24 guidelines will be released shortly; find the most recent CDF criteria for applicant eligibility at this link: https://www.nyc.gov/assets/dcla/downloads/pdf/cdf_guidelines_annual.pdf).
DCLA strives to maintain a high level of integrity and impartiality in its decision-making processes. To ensure an inclusive perspective, DCLA encourages submissions for peer panelists who represent the diversity of New York City’s arts ecosystem with respect to race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender, and sexuality. DCLA considers a variety of factors when compiling each panel and may not be able to utilize the services of all qualified nominees.
Self-identifying demographic and other information is intended for DCLA’s post-panel evaluation process, and will not be used to determine panelist eligibility or qualification. All identifying information submitted will be held confidential.
Prospective panelists should have demonstrated expertise in and knowledge of the nonprofit arts and cultural landscape of New York City. See the “Commitments” section below for details regarding expectations and compensation.
CDF panelist submissions are accepted on a rolling basis; and we are now in the process of confirming panelists to review Fiscal Year 2024 applications. Panels are expected to take place virtually during the spring and early summer of 2023.
If you are interested in serving on a panel, please follow the instructions below. If you would like to nominate someone other than yourself, please send them the link to this form. Please do not submit this form more than once.
A complete submission consists of two parts:
Panelist Nomination Form
How did you hear about this opportunity? (select all that apply)
Indicate the NYC Borough(s) in which you have personal or professional experience as a resident and/or employee (select all that apply)
Indicate your level of programmatic professional experience within the broad disciplines of Performing Arts, Non-Performing Arts, and/or Multidisciplinary Arts. (Select one per row, as applicable)
Indicate your level of professional experience with the following artistic disciplines. (Select one per row, as applicable)
Indicate which type(s) of position(s) you have held in your professional work or creative practice (select all that apply)
Indicate your experience with the following skills (select one per row, as applicable)
Indicate your professional experience working for organizations in with the following annual operating budget categories (select one per row, as applicable)
Please note: Familiarity with one budget category may not exclude you from serving on a panel with applicants in another budget category. Response should be based on organizational administration within the indicated budget size.
Racial / Ethnic Identity (select all that apply)
Do you currently identify as a person with a disability? (select one)
Gender Identity (select all that apply)
Sexuality (select all that apply)
I agree I understand and agree to the above commitments.
If selected to serve, you will be given an opportunity to update your conflicts of interest when the applicant organizations for your panel are shared.
A DCLA panel member will be considered to be "affiliated" with an organization eligible for DCLA support if they are related to the organization as:
A DCLA panel member will be considered to be "affiliated" with an individual if they are related to the individual:
Indicate any experience serving on a grant panel in the last five years (select all that apply)
Please upload your resume or C.V. no longer than two pages as a PDF file with the naming convention: Last Name_First Name_Panel Submission
If you would like to recommend someone other than yourself to serve in a panel, please send them the link to this form: https://nycculturalaffairs.seamlessdocs.com/f/cdfpanelistnomination