The Brampton Arts Organization (BAO) seeks local artists, musicians, writers, performers, arts workers, and community members to serve as peer assessors for our calls to artists and programming on an ongoing basis. Peer assessors are responsible for reviewing and evaluating artist applications, programming proposals, and making recommendations to BAO. This is a pilot program that BAO hopes to grow into the future.
BAO’s mission is to incubate, advance, connect and advocate for Brampton’s arts, culture and creative industries. Peer assessors are fundamental to ensuring the investments we make are reflective of and relevant to the communities we serve. Assessment committees are made up of individuals from all backgrounds, artistic disciplines, and lived experiences.
Previous experience not required! Assessors receive support and mentorship from BAO staff. We welcome nominations from all individuals who see themselves as members of Brampton’s arts community and arts sector.
BAO provides an honorarium to assessors as a gift to recognize their time and labour involved in participating. The honorarium will be provided to assessors after the reviewing process is completed and honorarium rates vary depending on the program requirements and review process.
If you would like to be considered for a role as a peer assessor, please complete the nomination form. You may also submit a nomination form for someone else, however you must certify that the individual has agreed to be nominated.
Peer assessors are designed to reflect and respect the broad diversity of Brampton and its artistic communities, including but not limited to: artistic discipline, gender, sexuality, age, religion, beliefs, nation, physical, neurological, and Mad identities etc.
Levels of commitment will vary, though meetings are typically conducted virtually. Assessors will be expected to consider applications, review support material meet with peers and BAO staff, and contribute to thoughtful conversations around the arts.
Assessors are typically asked to commit to the below. Schedules are determined based on committee availability, and may include evenings, weekdays, and weekends.
- One information session (up to three hours, most common opportunity)
- One to two weeks to read and evaluate applications or support materials online as needed.
- Up to two days of virtual assessment meetings (up to four hours each day).
Please Note: We are unable to work with all individuals nominated on our committees. Completion of this form does not guarantee you will be contacted by BAO to participate, but adds you to our pool of jurors.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED SKILLS
Peers: Artists and arts professionals active in Brampton’s artistic communities with experience, skills, and knowledge directly relevant to the arts sector.
Community Members: Individuals with an appreciation for the arts (any discipline) who actively attend arts events, performances and presentations.
Relevant skills, experience, and knowledge that will accommodate the range of applicants to be juried.
- An open, honest and generous spirit, exceptional listening skills and a willingness and ability to embrace change, complexity and different viewpoints.
- An understanding and awareness of Brampton and region, and an insight into our social and cultural climate- including the opportunities and barriers that exist.
- The respect of peers in the community.
- The ability to function well within a committee structure.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis as needed.
APPLICATION ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT
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