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Arts Queensland Peer Assessors - Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest for Arts Queensland Peer Assessors have now closed. 

Nominations will now be sent to the independent selection panel for consideration. A staff member from Arts Queensland may contact you and/or your nominee for further information.

Successful nominees will be advised by April 2024.

If your nomination is unsuccessful the personal information you provided will be deleted. 

If at any point you wish to change your nomination or cancel it please email or phone Arts Queensland on 07 3034 4016.


Arts Queensland is now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Peer Assessors to support our commitment to independent assessment of arts funding applications.

Peer Assessors assess applications and make recommendations for Arts Queensland funding, with insights through this process also informing programs and policy and Queensland Government’s delivery of Creative Together 2020-2030

EOIs are sought from individuals aged 18 and above who live in Queensland with expertise in:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures
  • arts and disability
  • any art form
  • community networks including the LGBTIQA+ community, young people, regionally-based people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,
  • education, health, tourism and related areas.

Arts Queensland’s peer assessment approach has been co-designed with the First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel to support meaningful engagement, ensuring 50% First Nations representation on all Arts Queensland assessment panels and 100% First Nations representation for First Nations-specific funds.

We encourage you to consider this opportunity to contribute to Queensland’s arts and cultural sector and provide your experience and expertise to support enhanced outcomes for Queenslanders by nominating yourself or someone else.

Expressions of Interest for Arts Queensland Peer Assessors have now closed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How are Peer Assessors appointed?

All nominations will be considered by an independent Peer Assessor Selection Panel, of at least 50% First Nations representation. Selected Peer Assessors will be invited to support a funding program panel, which may be for a period of up to 2 years.

A Chair may be appointed for each funding program panel.

Are Peer Assessors paid?

Peer Assessors receive an honorarium to review applications and attend meetings (including induction meetings).

If you are a Federal or State Government employee, an employee of a semi-government organisation or statutory authority, or an employee of a state government-owned corporation or college, you are not eligible to be paid an honorarium for your service, unless your Peer Assessor services are undertaken outside of work hours. However, you are still encouraged to nominate.

What is the Peer Assessor’s commitment?

Peer Assessors review grant applications online via Smartygrants, the simple online grant system used by Arts Queensland, and attend online panel moderation meetings to discuss applications and recommend funding. These meetings may be held up to 4 times a year.

Peer Assessors will be required to create an account in Smartygrants to enable you to read, assess and provide feedback on funding applications.

How will Peer Assessors prepare for panel work?

You will be provided with Peer Assessor induction by Arts Queensland, which will include information about funding programs, cultural protocols, Creative Together 2020-2030 and the Smartygrants online assessment process.

What happens next?

All EOI nominations will receive an email from Arts Queensland confirming receipt of nomination. Arts Queensland may contact you for additional information to support your nomination.

Your nomination will be considered by the independent Peer Assessor Selection Panel. Arts Queensland will advise of the outcome of your nomination/s within 60 days of the EOI closing date. Successful nominees will receive an email with a link to Smartygrants to set up a Peer Assessor account.

How can I get more information?

You can call the Arts Queensland office, or you can read the Peer Assessor Handbook (PDF) (437.09 KB)  

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