Panelist Sign Up Form

Complete this form to be considered as a Review Panelist with the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Selected Review Panelists will evaluate and score applications for grants and funding programs.  
We strive to balance many factors in each selection process to create an inclusive Review Panel. Submitting this form does not guarantee participation. If selected, there will be a stipend for your services. 

If you have questions, contact us at 512-974-7819 or 



First Name*
Last Name*


Visit the Austin City Council District map to find your Council District 
Council District*
Residential Address*
Suite or Unit
Zip Code*


The City of Austin values diversity and seeks to be inclusive and accessible for all applicants. This section helps us review applications that reflect the tremendous creative, racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of Austin.  
Select your gender identity.*
What is your race or ethnicity? *
What is your age?*
Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community?*
Do you identify as a member of the disability community? For this question, family, doctors, therapists, teachers, counselors, and other service providers are not considered part of the disability community unless they are living with disabilities themselves.*
Are you a Veteran of the United States Armed Services?*

Which Economic Development Department program areas are you interested in? Please select all that apply.

Cultural Arts (funding for Austin arts, cultural organizations and creatives in all disciplines)
Cultural Heritage (helping our community recognize, preserve, explore and promote our shared heritage)
Historic Preservation Projects (restore, rehabilitate and/or preserve buildings, resources or sites)
Music & Entertainment (supporting Austin’s venues, commercial music businesses, and musicians)
Public Art (art commissions highlighting the history and values of our community into landmarks)

Do you have experience in any of the following disciplines? Please select all that apply. 

Architecture or Landscape Architecture
Literature and Humanities
Arts Education
Design Arts (product, jewelry, furniture, etc)
Media Arts
Arts or Music Therapy
Film, Video and TV Production
Music Industry
Cultural Arts and Heritage
Historic Preservation or History
Theatre, Opera, or Musical Theatre
Visual Arts (2D, 3D, Curator, etc)

Do you have any of the following skills? Please select all that apply.

Accounting, Banking, Business Administration, Finance
Cultural Research, Exhibit Development, Education
Grant Administration, Grant Writing
Capital Improvements, Construction, Real Estate, Land Development
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Expertise
Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media
Civic Engagement, Community Organizer, or Leader
Engineering, Fabrication
Organizational or Program Development
Community Member, Volunteer, Board Service, Neighborhood Group
Event or Festival Management and Cultural Fairs
Tour Development, Tourism Industry
Please describe your interest in serving on a Review Panel. Limit to 250 characters.*
Please list any current affiliations with any Austin organizations, your role (such as Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Staff, Member, or Volunteer), and years of service. Limit to 250 characters. 
(EX: Ballet, Board Chair, 2 years; or Film Festival, Volunteer, 5 years)*
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