Two baskets containing balls of yarn.
Yarn and fabric arts created by master artist Gwen Handler (Carroll County) and apprentice artist Winnie Dreier (Baltimore County) during a 2021-22 Folklife Apprenticeship on wool work.

Ways to Get Involved

Public Calls: Paid Opportunities

Arts in Education Grant Panelists

Arts in Education Grant panelists have the unique opportunity to impact arts education programming across Maryland by reviewing and scoring grant applications. Applications include proposals from teaching artists to lead arts education programming in schools, non-profit organizations, and other government entities. 

 

Selected Arts in Education Grant panelists serve an annual term, reviewing applications every month between August - March. 

 

What to Expect as a Panelist

  • Application reviews are completed on a panelist’s own time online during the middle of each month, beginning in August 2024.
  • Panelists typically review 40-50 applications per month, which requires approximately 15-20 hours to complete over a 2-week period (total varies from month to month).
  • A total of 5 panelists are needed to serve for monthly reviews during FY25 
  • A required virtual panelist orientation will take place in July. 
  • Panelists receive compensation of $50 for the training, along with a sliding scale for monthly reviews, depending on the number of applications reviewed (25 or less apps = $200; 26-35 apps = $300; 36-45 apps = $375; 46+ apps = $450).

 

What We’re Looking For

  • Independent artists (especially those with education experience), arts administrators, teachers, arts educators, teaching artists, arts education enthusiasts, and students interested in serving Maryland's art education sector while gaining experience and insight in the grant review process.

 

How do I apply to be a panelist? 

Submit your application via MSAC’s online grants management system, SmartSimple. 

(You must be registered as an Independent Artist to apply.)

  • Click the Apply Now button below to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple.
  • Under Funding Opportunities, select "Public Call."
  • Select "Panelist Call" from the drop down options and click "Save Draft" to populate the application.
  • Select “Arts in Education Grant” as the Program.

 

Deadline: Monday, June 17 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Arts in Education Teaching Artist Roster Panelists  

Teaching Artist Roster panelists review and evaluate applications for artists who wish to join the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster, an important component of MSAC’s Arts in Education program. The Teaching Artist Roster recognizes that teaching artists are integral to the arts education ecosystem, providing supplementary arts education experiences that deepen learning. Inclusion on the roster allows teaching artists to apply for Arts in Education grants to support arts education activities in schools and communities. 

 

Selected Arts in Education Teaching Artist Roster panelists serve an annual term, reviewing applications three times a year in September-October, December-January, and April-May.   

 

What to Expect as a Panelist

  • Application reviews are completed on a panelist’s own time online during the months of September-October, December-January, and April-May. 
  • Panelists typically review 15-20 applications during each review period, which requires approximately 15 hours to complete over a month period (total varies)
  • Attend three virtual panel meetings in October, January, and May to collaboratively evaluate applications with other panelists.
  • A total of 5 panelists are needed to serve for one year (September 2024 - May 2025). 
  • A required panelist orientation will take place online in early August. 
  • Panelists receive compensation of $50 for the training, $125 for each panel meeting (3), along with a sliding scale for monthly reviews, depending on the number of applications reviewed (10 or less less apps = $200; 11-20 apps = $375; 21-30 apps = $550; 31-45 apps = $750; 45+ apps = $900).

 

What We’re Looking For

  • Independent artists and educators (especially those with experience working with teaching artists or as a teaching artist), arts administrators, teaching artists, arts education enthusiasts, and students interested in serving Maryland's art education sector while gaining experience and insight in the grant review process. 

 

How do I apply to be a panelist? 

Submit your application via MSAC’s online grants management system, SmartSimple. 

(You must be registered as an Independent Artist to apply.)

  • Click the Apply Now button below to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple.
  • Under Funding Opportunities, select "Public Call."
  • Select "Panelist Call" from the drop down options and click "Save Draft" to populate the application.
  • Select “Arts in Education Teaching Artist Roster” as the Program.

 

Deadline: Monday, June 17 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Questions? Contact Arts in Education Program Director, Lizzie Morales, by email at elizabeth.morales@maryland.gov or by phone at (443) 794-7564 for assistance.

Please refer to the chart below for information on other upcoming calls. 

Chart listing the calls for panelists by Program, dates open & dates closed

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