It is part of the Arts Commission's mandate to foster excellence in the arts in the County of Los Angeles. With that in mind, the Commission views 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 Arts Commission 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 Arts Commission has transitioned from GO Grants to Fluid Review. This new online grant system provides a more streamlined and user-friendly experience for applicants and for reviewers. Applications can now be reviewed and scored entirely online without the need to print forms and make handwritten notes. Utilizing Fluid Review, you can review and score applications from anywhere you have internet access.

To view your assigned application, use the email and password associated with your panel (emailed to you by grants staff members).

CIAG Panelist Resources

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2019-20 Panel Handbook

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

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2019-20 Panel Reviewer Guide

Information on navigating and completing your online review.

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2019-20 CIAG Panel Review Guidelines

A breakdown of review guidelines including criteria descriptions.

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CIAG CEI Resources

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

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CIAG Sample Application

A blank 2019-20 CIAG sample application for reference.

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Conflict of Interest Form

A form for indicating potential conflicts of interest.

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Panelist W9 Form

A blank W9 form.

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Panelist Invoice Form

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