Grant Panelists

The Statewide Community Regrants Program issues grants through decisions made by a panel of community members. If you’d like to make a difference in your community through the arts, volunteering as a panelist is your chance (plus, it looks great on your resume)! Since our service area includes Greene, Columbia, and Schoharie Counties, we need panelists that represent ALL of those areas.

Due to the incredible diversity of our region, we’re looking for the best representatives of that diversity – all of you! There is no age, education, or experience requirement. See the diagrams below for the demographics of our 2019 panelists.

Quick eligibility check – if you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, you’re probably eligible to serve on one of CREATE‘s review panels:

  • Do I reside in Greene, Columbia, or Schoharie County?
  • Do I have an interest in my community?
  • Do I have time to commit a full day to the panel review meeting?

For a full list of eligibility requirements, please see the Panel Handbook.

If you’re interested in being a panelist, please  look over the Panel Handbook, which will explain the process thoroughly. As always, feel free to reach out to your respective Grant Coordinator with questions, but please refer to the handbook first.  If you are still interested in serving as a Panelist to review applications, contact Mabel Bermejo, Grants Manager, at

Please note that panelists will be required to fill out, sign, and return a Letter of Commitment and Affiliation Statement.

A HUGE thank you to the 2021 panelists.

To give you a better idea of who represented our communities for the 2019 Grant Cycle, check out the diagrams below!

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