The Screening Committee is crucial to FAN’s mission to support the visual and performing arts in Miami-Dade County. The task of the Screening Committee is to select the programs that will receive grants for the upcoming season. Members of the committee, working together, have a unique opportunity to learn about the grant evaluation process and applicant arts organizations while performing an important service for the membership.
Screening Committee members can choose to screen in one of the four disciplines FAN funds: Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts. The screening process starts with a training session in January. Screeners then review grant applications, make site visits and meet with other members of their team to select the applications they will recommend to the entire committee. The process concludes in February, when the entire Screening Committee votes for the programs that will be awarded grants. A Ballot and Voting Booklet will be sent to the general membership to vote. The Annual Grant Awards Luncheon is held in May.