What is the role of the peer assessor in the application review process?

The peer assessor is a representative of the arts community who has expertise and experience in the artistic discipline or area for which the applicants are seeking funding. The assessor’s responsibilities are:

  • To fully understand his/her role and responsibilities before agreeing to serve on the assessment committee.
  • To review and evaluate the applications in the online assessment portal before the scheduled assessment committee meeting.
  • To contact the program manager/officer before the assessment meeting with any questions regarding the applications or any potential conflicts of interest.
  • To attend the scheduled assessment committee meeting and actively participate in the discussion and assessment of each application.
  • To complete an assessment of each application with comments on the assessment and reasons why the committee reached its decision on the online assessment portal.
  • To recommend which applications to fund and suggest funding amounts for those applications.

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