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 Culture 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 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 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).

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

CIAG Panelist Resources


2020-21 Panel Handbook

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


2020-21 Panel Reviewer Guide

Information on navigating and completing your online review.


2020-21 CIAG Panel Review Guidelines

A breakdown of review guidelines including criteria descriptions.


CIAG CEI Resources

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


CIAG Sample Application

A blank 2020-21 CIAG sample application for reference.


Conflict of Interest Form

A form for indicating potential conflicts of interest.


Panelist Invoice Form

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