Call for 2014 Firefly Art Grant Reviewers
This here be a call out to any of you who might be interested in helping to review the proposals for Firefly Art Grants for the upcoming year of Firefly Creative Goodness.
We are looking for 7-8 folks who are interested in helping to make this aspect of Firefly successful.
1. You must have attended at least 1 (one) previous Firefly in order to join and participate in this most august of selection committees.
2. You must not be applying for a 2014 Art Grant.
3. You must be available for both meeting discussion dates, Tuesday March 11th and Sunday March 16th from 7 - 9:30pm. These will be beer and pasta fueled and may be lively at times.
4. Commit to reading over 35 awesomesauce applications which may take 4 - 6 hours of brain time (and filling out a worksheet on your thoughts).
The Intense Details:
The job entails a lot of reading and talking as we typically receive over 35 applications. We will have 2-weeks to make our decisions and 2-meetings to get this all discussed and done. This is an 8-10-hour commitment; 4-6 hours of reading and cogitating and a couple of 2-hour meetings where we hash it all out. Once the application deadline has passed, the blinder needs a few days to remove any identifying info that was left in, then we get them and have about 4-days to read them over and fill out a review sheet to decide how well each application met the criteria.
This is followed by an evening pasta and beer/wine-fueled meeting where we discuss/compare notes and see if we have any follow-up questions for the applicants. We always seem to have further questions. Basically, we review the applications for such tangibles as creativity/originality, interactivity/participation, feasibility, service to the community and, not hardly least, General Kick-Ass AWESOMENESS. We wait a week to give time to the Blinder to get the questions to the Artists and them to get replies back to us, then we meet again and make our final decisions.
Lots of fun discussioning that can veer wildly off target, but interesting nonetheless, PLUS you get to be the first kid on your block to have a glimpse of what the artistic/creative face of Firefly is going to look like for 2014. Different every year.
If you would like to participate, please email grants(a)fireflyartscollective.org before the March 4th submission deadline. The evening meetings will happen March 11 & 16. All meetings will be from 7-9:30PM.
The Most August & Grandiloquently-Named Firefly Kick-Ass Art Grant Selection Committee