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We Still Need More Art Grant Reviewers!

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Art Grants needs your help! We only have a few reviewers signed up so far, and NOBODY signed up to review the Temple Grants! And the first meeting is 2/15 aka NEXT WEEK ZOMG. The temple is easy! It will be two 2-hour virtual meetings on 2/15 and 2/22, plus an hour or two of reading over the proposals themselves. NBD, right?

If you’re interested in helping bring art to Firefly (especially the Temple!!), please take a look at joining a committee! There are a lot more details below, but if you have any questions at all please reach out to us at!


  • 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 will have to sign the Art Grant Committee Code of Ethics.
  • Commit to reading and recording your thoughts on the applications. For Temple Grant, this will likely be about 1-2 hours of reading 4 or 5 applications. For our primary grants, such as the Creativity Grant, it could be as many as 20 applications and 4-6 hours of reading and thinking.
  • 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 here 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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