It is part of the Department of Arts and Culture's mandate to foster excellence in the arts in the County of Los Angeles. With that in mind, the Department of Arts and Cultureviews the peer panel process as not only a means to allocate grant funds but also to assist in the administrative and artistic growth of the organizations through helpful feedback about their management and programs. Comments and advice given by a panel of peers carries tremendous weight with the applicants.

The Department of Arts and Culture encourages panel comments that are balanced, acknowledge strengths, identify weaknesses of the application, offer constructive suggestions for improvement, and convey respect at all times. Panelists should consider each application on its own merits.

Getting Started

The LA County Department of Arts and Culture utilizes the SurveyMonkey Apply online grant system provide a streamlined and user-friendly experience for applicants and for reviewers. Applications are reviewed and scored entirely online without the need to print forms and make handwritten notes. Utilizing SurveyMonkey Apply, panelists can review and score applications anywhere there is internet access.

To view assigned applications, use the username (email address) and password emailed to you by grants staff members.

To serve as a panelist with the Department of Arts and Culture, you must obtain an official LA County vendor number.


Advancement Grant Panelist Resources

Meeting logistics, FAQs, timeline, and other important information for panelists.

Guide to viewing your assigned applications in Survey Monkey Apply.

A list of resources pertaining to the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Applications will be scored according to these defined criteria.

A Place Called Home

Application guidelines for the Advancement Grant.

What People Talk About When They They Talk about Art

A form for indicating potential conflicts of interest.


An invoice form to be filled out upon the completion of your panel assignment.