For programs that require a peer assessment committee meeting, ArtsNL uses the following method:
- Each application is reviewed in order, based on its file number.
- The committee discusses the merits and concerns it sees in each application given the goals of the specific funding program, and records each assessor’s score for the application. An overall score is assigned to each application.
- In the second round of assessment, the applications are ranked by score from highest to lowest, and this ranking is discussed and confirmed by the committee. The assessors then begin to allocate funding to the applications based on ranking, and finish when all available funds have
Throughout this process the committee will attempt to gain consensus, but when this cannot be achieved, a vote in which majority rules decides ranking for funding.