April 1 2021

Call for applications : evaluation committee members

Application deadline: Ongoing
Artistic disciplines: All

The Conseil is seeking professionals, artists and cultural workers with the experience, expertise and interest necessary to assess the grant applications submitted.


Evaluation committee members are appointed for a three-year term to:

  • Monitor the artistic activity of organizations in their fields
  • Examine grant applications and review the analyses prepared by Conseil cultural advisers
  • Establish priorities for awarding grants based on the evaluation criteria and strategic priorities of the Conseil’s programs
  • Make recommendations on grants amounts to allocate based on budgetary constraints

Committee members are also responsible for selecting the finalists for the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal and may be asked to provide input on other matters, including the Conseil’s directions. The priorities, policies, objectives and program evaluation criteria remain the responsibility of the Conseil.


Committee members are drawn from the artistic fields and disciplines that are eligible for Conseil grants. They are recognized, involved and respected within their community, have received professional training or are members of a professional organization that recognizes their skills. They are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

How evaluation committees work

For the overall program, each committee meets at least three times per year depending on grant application deadlines. A fourth meeting is also held in the fall to discuss the major challenges facing the discipline and for the Conseil des arts de Montréal Touring Program1. Members are also asked to sit on at least one jury during their mandate for residency programs as well as those supporting emerging artists and cultural diversity.

Member selection and evaluation committee composition

The Conseil favours balanced, representative and qualified evaluation committees that consider the following factors:

  • Diversity of artistic practices: artists and cultural workers who represent the diversity of artistic practices and perspectives
  • Cultural diversity
  • Professional diversity: artists and cultural workers who represent the diversity of professional approaches in their field
  • Gender parity
  • Generational diversity

Member selection process

Member applications will be retained for two years in a registry of potential candidates which the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s Governance and Nominations Committee can consult to form peer evaluation committees. Applications will not be used for any other purpose or shared with third parties.

Evaluation committee members are appointed by the Conseil des arts de Montréal on the recommendation of the Governance and Nominations Committee. Committee members are appointed for a three-year term, which is non-renewable.


Evaluation committee members may receive tickets for shows and events created, produced or disseminated by an organization active in their relevant field of expertise. Evaluation committee members will also receive a nominal compensation, for which a T4A will be issued.

Submitting your application

If you are interested in applying, please complete the attached self-identification sheet and application form and provide your curriculum vitae and letter of intent.

Email your application form and supporting documents to: artsmontreal@ville.montreal.qc.ca

Application form (In French Only)

Self-identification form (In French Only)


Please address any questions to Julien Valmary, Director of Grant Programs and Strategic Initiatives, julien.valmary@montreal.ca or 514 280-3585.


 1 This program is currently being redesigned. Evaluation committee members could, however, be involved in the evaluation of the program files.