Minigrant Reviewer Application Region 9 Minigrant Reviewer ApplicationThank you for your interest in applying to be a Region 9 minigrant reviewer. Grant reviewers are very important to the process. They represent their community's values and understand the arts and cultural programs that will best serve their regions. You are appreciated!Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Creative Washtenaw's StatementCreative Washtenaw is forever evolving and learning about diversity, equity and inclusion. That includes leaning in to listen and acting on how its community, and Region 9, defines the intrinsic and aesthetic qualities of art and creativity be it by the cultural expert, the credentialed scholar, the journeyed or self-taught master or the astute consumer of the form. The MCACA minigrants are for arts and culture. Reviewers must value diversity of culture and creativity. Experience in personal creative practice, work or extensive volunteer service at creative, cultural, science, nature or heritage organizations is as critical and perhaps more important than formal credentials.The MCACA Arts & Cultural MinigrantsArts and culture includes: arts, creative, cultural, science, nature or heritage projects, programs and professionals. Reviewers must value the work of artists, creative workers, cultural specialist, educators, organizations, businesses, educational and government entities who produce and present these programs and expect them to be paid accordingly as would any other industry. Qualified reviewers include: Arts and cultural professionals, amateurs, students and/or industry experts leading the sector locally, nationally and internationally. Those who have creative practices, own creative businesses and hold creative jobs in profit, nonprofit, educational and government entities. Those who produce creative, cultural and heritage goods, services and programs. Those who are consumers of arts, cultural and heritage products, programs and events. Prequalifying Group 1*To be a reviewer you must meet all of the following requirements. Click on each of the boxes to indicate your agreement. Region 9 includes: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties. I live, work, have a business or am a registered university/college student in a Region 9 county. I have a computer and access to the internet to review grants and participate in the review panel session during the period Aug. 6 - Aug. 26, 2021. I have already or will attend a panel reviewer training session. I am able to attend one of the 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. review sessions on either Aug. 25 or Aug. 26, 2021 I do not meet all the above listed requirements. Prequalifying Group 2.*Furthermore, I agree to the following and commit to No. 1 through 6 as listed here: 1) Read and abide by the criteria in MCACA Minigrant Guidelines to score and review every application in my grant group. 2) Register on the SmartSimple portal and use it to score and comment as required on each application by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.3) Accept and be prepared to report out on my primary and secondary reviewer assignments.4) Recuse myself from any application for which I may have a conflict of interest. 5) Arrive on time and remain until the end of my assigned panel review session. I am able to meet and commit to items 1 - 5. I am unable to meet and commit to items 1 - 5. Name*Wonderful! You made it through the preliminary round! Now to the details. First Last Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Mobile or daytime phone*Email*You will be added to Creative Washtenaw's Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter list. You may opt out at any time. MCACA Minigrant Reviewer Experience*Please know that MCACA has introduced a new grant review portal. All reviewers are expected to attend a training workshop this year. Thank you for your understanding.I am a returning MCACA minigrant reviewer applicant.I am a new MCACA minigrant reviewer applicant.If you require any accommodations, please describe here. Creative Washtenaw will do its best to meet your request.Most likely, the review panel will be conducted by ZOOM. If that changes we will let you know.The Region 9 minigrants are arts and cultural grants and include: arts, creative, cultural, science, nature or heritage projects, programs and professionals.*Reviewers must value diversity of culture and creativity. Experience in personal creative practice, work or extensive volunteer service at creative, cultural, science, nature or heritage organizations is highly valued. So is the cultural expert, the credentialed scholar, the journeyed or self-taught master and/or the astute consumer of the form or field. Tell us how you will help us meet these goals. Are you an artist, creative, cultural worker or specialist, or do you own or work at a creative/cultural for profit, nonprofit, education or government entity?*This is not a qualifying question. We are just curious.YesNoIf yes, what is your artistic, creative, cultural discipline or practice?Current occupation (if employed, a gig worker or self-employed))Current employer (if applicable)Review Training Sessions*Select your preference of training session to be held on Zoom/I have already been trained on the SmartSimple portal.Monday, July 28, 4 - 5:30 p.m.Wednesday, July 16, 8:30 - 10 a.m.I do (do not) want to be in pictures.*This is our standard statement for all events. As a participant or attendant at this event, I hereby grant this organization and its partners, their employees, agents and assigns, the right to use my audio, visual, written, electronically communicated or other comments and responses as well as any photographs, provided by or taken of me or other reproduction of my physical likeness as well as the company/organization I represent in relationship to the appearance for publication purposes, through websites, newsletters, educational materials, journal advertisements, presentations or consumer media whether electronic, print, digital or electronic via broadcast, internet and any other media to be viewed by the general public now or in the future. Furthermore, if this organization or its partners publishes any photo or video of me that is unwanted. I know that I may contact them directly to request that they remove my image by calling 734-213-2733 or emailing email@example.com.YesNoOptional - genderMCACA and other granting institutions frequently request demographic information about our participants, volunteers and staff. If you are comfortable, please complete the information below:FemaleMaleNonbinary/ third genderPrefer not to sayOptional - ageMCACA and other granting institutions frequently request demographic information about our participants, volunteers and staff. If you are comfortable, please complete the information below:18-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465 years and olderOptional - ethnicityMCACA and other granting institutions frequently request demographic information about our participants, volunteers and staff. If you are comfortable, please complete the information below:American Indian/Alaska NativeAsianBlack/African AmericanHispanic/LatinoNative Hawaiian/other Pacific IslanderWhite/CaucasianThank you for applying to be a Region 9 Minigrant ReviewerGrant reviewers are very important to the process. They represent their community's values and understand the arts and cultural programs that will best serve their regions. You are appreciated!Thank you for your interest in serving as a Region 9 review. However at this time you do not meet the Minigrant Reviewer requirements.Please let us know if your circumstances change. We will add you to our list for future opportunities. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.orgCAPTCHANameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.