SDAC Grant Panelist Portal

Thank you for agreeing to serve on a grant review panel. This document will provide answers to your questions regarding panel service.

Since 1966, hundreds of artists, arts administrators, scholars and arts educators have served as SDAC panelists, generously contributing their time, energy, and passion toward this important application review process. We welcome you to this distinguished group and thank you for your dedication to the arts.

Your Role as a Panelist
Your responsibilities as a panelist are to review application materials, score them, comment on their quality and merit based on the mandated review criteria, and participate in the panel discussion.

These applications were received by March 1, 2020. They will be reviewed by panelists with each panel culminating in a conference to be scheduled through your staff lead. Each panel will submit its recommendation to the full Council, which meets via teleconference in May, 2020. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in June, and the official public grant announcement will be posted at artscouncil.sd.gov in June.

Full guidelines and requirements for ALL SDAC grants can be found in the FY2020 Guide to Grants online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/2021_Guide_to_Grants.pdf

SUPPORT TO PANELISTS

SDAC Staff will provide grant panelist training at Noon (Central) on Thursday, March 5. If you are unable to attend, the link to the archived webinar will be posted below along with the presnetation slides. If you have issues with the archived footage, please contact Kate Vandel at 605-773-3301.

Resources for Panelists:

Resources for the SDAC Online Grant System (GoSmart):
Login in to the SDAC Online Grant System (GoSmart) using your panelist credentials at https://admin.gosmart.org/login.php

Panel Traing Video
To view this video online, please visit https://youtu.be/jk6W8gsmvxM
Powerpoint slideshow only (pdf)

Here are a few resources for using and navigating the SDAC Online Grant System (GoSmart)
New Panelist Tutorial (PDF Document) **A great resource for all panelists
Panelist Login (Video Runtime 0:40)
Select Your Panel (Video Runtime 0:51)
Panel Dashboard (Video Runtime 1:08)
Panel Dashboard: Application Details (Video Runtime 2:56)

If you need additional support with the online grant system, please contact Kate Vandel at 605-773-3301.

Resources for reviewing grant applications:
GRANT PANEL GUIDE

Full guidelines and requirements for ALL SDAC grants can be found in the FY2021 Guide to Grants online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/2021_Guide_to_Grants.pdf

Additional Resources:
Hints for Successfully Reviewing Grant Applications (PDF)
Review Criteria and Scoring (Artistic Excellence and Artistic Merit) (PDF)

South Dakota Arts Council’s Strategic Plan
Online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/about/18SDACPlan.pdf. Use this plan as a guide to evaluate how grant proposals incorporate our mission and goals to advance the arts. This document is posted online at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/about/18SDACPlan.pdf