About the Peer Panel Process
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund’s peer panel process annually convenes over 100 volunteers representing the region’s arts and culture community for our two grant programs: the Art & Culture Grants and the Youth Arts Enrichment Grants. Panelists contribute artistic, administrative, educational, evaluative, and operational perspectives in the evaluation of grant applications. Members of the Greater Philadelphia arts and culture community are encouraged to apply.
This spring the Philadelphia Cultural Fund will award Youth Arts Enrichment (YAE) grants to Established organizations (organizations over 5 years old) that were awarded a 2019 Art & Culture general operating grant. Our goal for the 2019 YAE Peer Panel is to build a cohort of panelists with strong backgrounds in youth arts education, youth-centered program creation, development and/or evaluation who represent a variety of expertise, perspectives, and disciplines.
- YAE grants support specific programming that uses the arts to enrich the lives of young people, aged 5 to 18, in and out of school.
- The goal of the grant program is to provide high-quality arts instruction, training, and participatory experiences to young people (aged 5 to 18) who are most unlikely to access cultural enrichment through other avenues. This includes programming in Philadelphia’s most underserved, impoverished communities.
- The maximum grant award is $20,000.
- Grants will be awarded in June 2019.
- YAE Peer panel service is completed virtually. Site visits and in-person panel meetings are not included in this panel process. All scoring is completed online through Zengine, the Cultural Fund’s new grant management platform
- YAE applications will be scored by two groups of panelists; some will be assigned to Round #1 and some to Round #2.
- The 2019 Youth Arts Enrichment Grant Guidelines are provided here for reference
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund is committed to diversity both in our grantees and our panelists. We invite prospective panelists of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and artistic disciplines to apply.
To be considered for 2019 Youth Arts Enrichment Grant Panel service, interested individuals must email a current resume to, Michelle Currica, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Barbara Silzle, email@example.com.
We are grateful for the commitment of time, service and insight contributed by the 2018 Peer Panelists.
2018 Art & Culture Grants Peer Panelists
|Adam Lesnick||Katherine Haas|
|Adrienne Harding||Kathy Seufert|
|Aisha Khan||Kelli Paul|
|Alan Powell||Kevin Schott|
|Ali Gathers||Kimberly Niemela|
|Alice Yorke||LaNeshe Miller-White|
|Allison Kelsey||Lara Fields|
|Alyssa Kaminski||Lauren Rile Smith|
|Andy Thierauf||Lea Deutsch|
|Ann Marie Rhoades||Linda Dubin Garfield|
|Ann Mintz||Lisa Jo Epstein|
|Anne-Marie Mulgrew||Lisa Miller|
|Ariel Taylor||Lisa Sonneborn|
|Arlene Hilton||Lise Funderburg|
|Baily Cypress||Liz Sytsma|
|Barbara Wilson||M’Balia Singley|
|Brian Kurtas||Mark Huxsoll|
|Brittany Webb||Marla Soffer|
|Brittnie Knight||Matt Kalasky|
|Cara Blouin||Megan Becker|
|Carlos Roa||Megan Lafferty|
|Carly Rapaport-Stein||Melanie R. Richter|
|Carol Zou||Melissa Hamilton|
|Caroline Winschel||Melissa Keiper|
|Catherine Lee||Michael Lane|
|Catherine Radbill||Michael Madeja|
|Catherine Ross||ML Wernecke|
|Celeste DiNucci||Nadav Carmel|
|Cheryl Carson||Nell Bang-Jensen|
|Daniel Guy||Peter Conn|
|David Harrison||Rachel McCausland|
|Donna Ann Harris||Rae Pagliarulo|
|Doris Parent||Rebecca Daniels|
|Eboni Zamani||Rebecca Roy|
|Elisabeth Zafiris||Rebekah Wilcox|
|Elizabeth McClearn||Robert Blackson|
|Ellen Fleurov||Robert Smythe|
|Eric Hung||Sarah Leonard|
|Fred Kaplan-Mayer||Sarah Mitteldorf|
|Gabrielle Suzenski||Sheila Egan|
|Gay Walling||Sheila Mitchell|
|Gigi Naglak||Shivon Love|
|Heather Karasow Smith||Stacy Dutton|
|Imani Roach||Stephanie Fuentes|
|Jacque Liu||Stephanie Phillips|
|Janet Chance||Steven Wasserleben|
|Jay Pennie||Susan Shifrin|
|Jeannette Geter||Teri Scott|
|Jenna Wilchinsky||Tezarah Wilkins|
|Jessica Baumert||Thomas Leischner|
|John Federico||Tina Barber|
|John Henderson, Jr.||Tina Brock|
|Julia Rainer||Tommie-Waheed Evans|
|Karen Lewis||Tracy Buchanan|
|Kate Fox||Vashti DuBois|
2018 Youth Arts Enrichment Grants Peer Panelists
|Abigail King||Kimberly Niemela|
|Accra Zuberi||Kori Beaman|
|Ami Yares||Megan O’Donnell|
|Amy Murphy||Michael O’Bryan|
|Angela Faranda||Michelle Wallace|
|Ann Garner||Nicholas Pagon|
|Aviva Kapust||Ricky Stickler|
|Erik Petersons||Roger Lee|
|Jiawen Xiong||Samantha Rise|
|John Henderson||Shivon Love|
|Julia Rubio||Susan LaPalombara|
|Kevin Gifford||Zachary Weber|
|Khalilah D. Pitts|
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund is a non-profit corporation established by Philadelphia’s Mayor and City Council in 1991 to support and enhance the cultural life and vitality of the City of Philadelphia and its residents. The Fund promotes art and culture as engines of social, educational and economic development in the Philadelphia region. Grants are made from the City budget allocation to the Cultural Fund for operating support of Philadelphia-based arts and cultural organizations.