Expert Panel

The AFA uses independent expert panels to review applications and recommend funding and purchasing decisions to the AFA Board of Directors. The AFA strives to ensure that expert panels are representative of the culturally diverse make-up of Alberta, including First Nations.

While recognizing that no one expert panel can represent the varied demographics of the Province, the AFA requires that, over time, balance is achieved, considering the diversity of

  • Artistic styles and disciplines
  • Professional expertise
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Aboriginal representation
  • Region (urban and rural)
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Age

Expert panelists are suggested to the AFA through a nomination process. Any Albertan can nominate qualified expert panelists. We encourage such nominations to ensure the involvement of the arts community in AFA funding decisions. If you're interested in nominating an expert panel member, please send your nomination form to

Expert Panel Nomination Form
Expert Panelist Toolkit

Expert Panel General Comments