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Now Seeking Reviewers for Art Grants!

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Interested in helping bring art to Firefly? Want to help choose what kind of projects are funded for the event? We’ve got a new round of grant applications coming in, which means we need another round of committee members!

This is call out to any of you who might be interested in helping to review the proposals for Firefly’s Art Grants this year! For each grant, we are looking for approximately 12 folks who are interested in helping to make this aspect of Firefly successful.


  • You must have attended at least 1 (one) previous Firefly in order to join and participate in the selection committee.
  • You must not be applying for a 2024 Firefly Art Grant.
  • You must sign the Art Grant Committee Code of Ethics.
  • Commit to reading and recording your thoughts on up to 20 applications, which may take 4-6 hours of brain time.
  • There are multiple blocks available; you can sign up for any number of blocks, but for each block you must attend both dates.

Available Blocks:

Temple Grant Meetings:

  • Thursday, Feb 15 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, Feb 22 at 7:30 PM

Creativity (Early Application):

  • Thursday, Mar 7 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, Mar 14 at 7:30 PM

Creativity (Second Round):

  • Thursday, Apr 11 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, Apr 18 at 7:30 PM

Burner Exchange, Legacy:

  • Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 PM

The Intense Details:

The job requires a lot of reading and talking as we typically receive a number of applications for each grant. We will have 2 meetings in which we will make these decisions. These meetings generally run for about 2 hours, and will take place over Zoom.

This is a commitment of about 8-12 hours; 6-8 hours of reading and cogitating and two 2-hour meetings where we hash it all out. You will have a few days between the deadline for submissions and the first meeting in order to read the applications over and fill out a review sheet to decide how well each application met the criteria. We review the applications for Thoughtfulness, Creativity, and Feasibility (explained in detail on the Art Grants page and during the meetings).

This is followed by the aforementioned meetings where we compare notes and formulate follow-up questions for all applicants. We wait a week to give time for artists to get their replies back to us, then we meet again and make our final decisions.

If you would like to participate, please sign up via the Art Grants portal.

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