Network Organizational Development (NOD) Grant Program Panelists
By reviewing and scoring applications, NOD panelists identify projects that support organizational stability, visibility, and effectiveness across three MSAC constituencies: Arts & Entertainment District management entities and grantees of the County Arts Development and Folklife Network programs. The NOD grant is a specialized fund ensuring a stable, reliable arts infrastructure in Maryland by bolstering the capacity of MSAC’s three network-based grant programs.
What to Expect
- Panelists will evaluate three rounds of NOD applications, with evaluations due in October 2021, January 2022, and April 2022
- Panelists will attend a required virtual orientation in early October, with additional check-in meetings scheduled in alignment with evaluation due dates
- Panelists receive compensation of $650, assuming the completion of all scheduled assignments.
What We’re Looking For
- Maryland residents with a familiarity with MSAC’s Arts & Entertainment Districts, County Arts Development, and Folklife Network programs. This may include Arts & Entertainment District management entity, county arts agency, or regional folklife center team members; constituents of such organizations, including artists; and arts administrators or cultural workers familiar with organizational development.
- Maryland residents comprising a wide geographic representation of the state, especially the western Maryland, southern Maryland, and Eastern Shore regions.
I’m interested in serving as a panelist, but my organization also plans to apply for a NOD grant - is this allowed?
Yes, it is possible to do both! If you are associated with an applicant organization and are also a panelist, you would recuse yourself from reviewing your organization’s application to avoid any conflict of interest.
How to Apply
- Submit your application via MSAC’s online grants management system, SmartSimple.
- Click Apply here! to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple.
- Under Funding Opportunities, select "Public Call."
- Select "Panelist" from the drop down options, and click "Save Draft" to populate the application.
- Select “Network Organizational Development” as the Grant Program.
- Complete the application, and click “Submit.”
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST, September 21, 2021
Questions? Contact Arts & Entertainment Districts and County Arts Development Program Director Abdul Ali (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Senior Program Director Chad Buterbaugh (email@example.com) for assistance.