Become a member of an evaluation commitee
Expertise in a discipline. A solid knowledge of the arts community. An interest in promoting Montreal talent. These qualities characterize the members of our Evaluation Committees, the experienced people responsible for evaluating grant applications submitted to the Conseil. Are you interested?
Why become a member?
You want to:
- Participate in the vitality of Montreal’s artistic community.
- Contribute to developing the full potential of professional artists and arts organizations.
- Raise awareness of trends and issues in your community.
- Support the Conseil’s decision-making process in awarding grants.
- Make a long-term commitment (three-year mandate, non-renewable, with four or five meetings per year).
Who can become a member?
- Artists who are experienced in practicing a discipline
- Professionals who have specialized skills in a discipline or sector of the arts
- Cultural workers who are or have been in a position of leadership, management, administration or coordination
Which disciplines are covered?
- Circus arts and street arts
- Digital arts
- Visual arts
- Film and video
- Non-traditional arts practices/multidisciplinary sector
What are the requirements?
- Come from a discipline or field that the Conseil supports.
- Be recognized in your community.
- Have professional training or be part of a professional organization that recognizes your skills.
- Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency in Canada.
- Comply with the Code of Ethics for members of Evaluation Committees.
What are the roles of members?
1- Participate in evaluating grant applications:
- Monitor the artistic activity of organizations in your field.
- Review the analyses prepared by the Conseil.
- Determine priorities for grant allocation, based on evaluation criteria and the strategic priorities of the Conseil’s programs.
- Make recommendations for funding based on budget availability.
2- Propose candidates for the Grand Prix of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
3- Make decisions from time to time on other matters that fall within their expertise, including policies of the Conseil.
How are members selected?
- The Governance and Nominations Committee of the Conseil des arts de Montréal selects the members of Evaluation Committees by reviewing the applications received. These recommendations are kept on file for two years and not used for any other purpose or shared with third parties.
- To ensure that the Evaluation Committees are balanced, representative and competent, the Governance and Nominations Committee ensures that the members represent:
- A diversity of artistic practices and perspectives
- Cultural diversity
- A diversity of professions
- Generational diversity
- Gender parity
- On the recommendation of the Governance and Nominations Committee, the Conseil appoints the members of the Evaluation Committees for a three-year, non-renewable term.
How do Evaluation Committees work?
- Chaired by a member of the Conseil, the Committees evaluate the applications submitted based on their comparative merits, and then set an order of priority among these applications.
- The Evaluation Committee’s choices are based on the principle of consensus or, where applicable, the principle of majority rule. In the event of a tied vote, the Chair of the Committee will decide.
- Recommendations of Evaluation Committees are submitted to the Committee of Chairs and confirmed by the Board of Directors. Allocation of funds is based on the principle of consensus. If there is no consensus, it is up to the Committee of Chairs and the Director of Strategic Support and Initiatives to decide on the amount to award.
Is there any compensation?
Members of Evaluation Committees may receive tickets to performances and events that are created, produced or presented by an organization in their discipline. They also receive nominal compensation, for which a T4A slip is issued for tax purposes.