City of Kingston Arts Fund Grants
2010 CKAF Jury Nominations
Kingston City Council approved a significant increase in funding to Kingston arts groups, creating the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) in 2007. The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) has been designated to administer this fund on an ongoing basis on behalf of the city according to a well-defined KAC Administration Plan accepted on an annual basis by Council.
One of the key elements in the KAC Business Plan is that applications for funding will be juried and allocated by peer assessment. This will be done by the KAC Grants Committee, composed of jurors who will be:
To create this peer assessment group, the KAC maintains a master list of potential jurors to serve on the KAC Grants Committee. If you would like to nominate someone to be a potential juror, please forward his or her name to the KAC Grants Committee at [email protected] or 613-546-2999.
If you are interested in being considered for the jury pool yourself, please feel free to download and submit the Juror Interest Form (available for download below) to the KAC Board and provide a CV which includes current and previous interests and/or affiliations in the field.
Those selected to sit on a jury will be asked to identify direct and/or indirect conflicts of interest with regard to specific applications and sign a declaration as a means of documenting the integrity of the process. At the jury meeting, the Chair will answer questions and facilitate discussion on each juror’s impartiality and decide how the situation will be managed.
In order to maintain independence in decision-making, members of the KAC Grants Committee must not disclose that they have been selected. Their names will be published when the decisions of the Grants Committee are announced. Discussions during jury meetings are confidential. Communication of jury results and relevant jury comments will be made via the KAC Administrator’s office only.