California Creative Corps Grant Review
Panelist Application

Placer County’s people are our most treasured resource. A diverse panel pool ensures the integrity of our grant review process for all applicants, representative of our county’s demographic makeup; eclectic geography; and wealth of organizations, perspectives, and knowledge.


Eligible applicants will be included in a panelist pool to be approved by the Arts Council of Placer County – as a partner agency to the Administering Organization for the California Arts Council – in the months preceding the 2023-24 Upstate California Creative Corps grant activity period.

Specifically, panelists selected to serve the Upstate California Creative Corps will be reviewing Placer County’s applications. We will contact panelist applicants between late January and March, 2023.

The Upstate California Creative Corps is a media, outreach, and engagement campaign designed to increase awareness around public health, water and energy conservation, climate mitigation, emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery, civic engagement, and social justice. $3.38m will be re-granted to artists, and arts and social service organizations, as well as units of government, who will employ artists to this end.

They must be Placer County’s residents;

They must be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of multiple applications based on our Upstate California Creative Corps published program goals and review criteria;

They must have the capacity to take part in three (3) mandatory virtual group meetings and 10-12 hours reviewing grants, taking notes, and attending meetings and orientations over a six-to-eight-week period. Each panelist receives a modest honorarium of $150. All reviews and meetings may take place in-person and/or remotely. More information about reviewing grants will be provided at the appropriate time.

What's Next?


Once you complete the form, you'll receive an automated message confirming your submission. Then, we'll follow up with panel applicants on an individual basis as we begin putting panels together. More about Upstate California Creative Corps can be found at



If you have any questions, please contact ACPC Managing Director, Barbara Burge. Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a panelist, we look forward to talking more with you soon.

Note: Information submitted in this application will be partially accessible via the Upstate California Creative Corps website. Please consider the content of the First Name, Last Name, City, County, and Organization Affiliation.

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a panelist, we look forward to talking more with you soon, please start the process by submitting the application below.