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Remote Grant Application Reviewer Opportunity

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ORGANIZATION: Minnesota State Arts Board

  • 39 people are interested

The Minnesota State Arts Board seeks qualified volunteers to review either Creative Support for Individuals, Creative Support for Organizations, and Operating Support grant program applications remotely, serving a five-week term during June 2022-May 2023.


  • read, score, and take notes on applications online using WebGrants system during an assigned five-week term;*
  • attend a panel meeting remotely to discuss the applications;
  • can expect to spend, on average, 30 hours total;**
  • receive a modest financial stipend to compensate for their time and expertise providing constructive feedback;
  • play a crucial role in the grant making process as their scores help determine which applications will be recommended to the board for approval; and in doing so;
  • advance the Arts Board's mission to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts in the state.

* Reviewers will be assigned to review teams based on their availability during the grant review period schedule.

** The time commitment this year is expected to be significantly less than in previous Arts Board grant cycles. Application requirements and scoring have been simplified.

Find out if this is the right fit for you, download the complete remote Grant Application Reviewer description.

How can I apply?

The Arts Board uses an open nomination process to identify potential grant application reviewers. If you'd like to nominate yourself or someone you know who fits the description, please complete and submit our interest form.

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About Minnesota State Arts Board


540 Fairview Avenue North, Suite 304, Saint Paul, MN 55104, US

Mission Statement

The Arts Board strives to ensure that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the arts. Its mission is to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state.


The Minnesota State Arts Board is made up of eleven private citizens who are appointed by the governor. More than 300 individuals are appointed each year to review grant applications and help determine which applications will be recommended for funding.
The Arts Board provides financial support and services to encourage the creation, performance, and appreciation of arts in the state. Arts Board programs are intended to reach out to all Minnesotans, regardless of geographic location, economic situation, age, racial/ethnic characteristics, or disability. Funding for Arts Board programs and services is appropriated by the State of Minnesota, with supplemental support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In addition, Minnesota’s eleven regional arts councils provide grants for arts activities in their regions. The Arts Board acts as fiscal sponsor to the councils, but each council has local decision-making authority over the state funds it receives.
Through its grant programs and other activities, the Arts Board works to achieve the following strategic outcomes:
* The arts are essential to a vibrant society * The arts are essential to a vibrant society * The arts are interwoven into every facet of community life * Minnesotans believe the arts are vital to who we are * People of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities participate in the arts * People trust Minnesota’s stewardship of public arts funding * The arts thrive in Minnesota


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Budgeting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business Development
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Selected volunteer reviewers will be assigned to a four-week term based on availability and can expect to put in 25-30 hours.
  • be a Minnesota resident, access to a computer with an Internet connection, have a background in one art form, arts administration, or have knowledge of working in nonprofit or for profit business, and meet illegibility requirements.

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