Arts South Australia is currently accepting expressions of interest from prospective peer assessors for opportunities in the financial years 2022–23 and 2023–24.

By submitting an expression of interest, you declare that you would like to participate in the peer assessment process, drawing upon your arts-relevant knowledge to support the administration of the Arts and Culture Grants Program.

Those who express interest will be placed on an unpublished register of prospective peer assessors.


Panels of peer assessors convene regularly to assess grant applications submitted to Arts South Australia. Collectively, peer assessors make funding recommendations for approval by the Minister for Arts (or a delegate) and execution by Arts South Australia. Peer assessment allows the Government of South Australia to obtain arm’s length grant recommendations.

Peer assessors are co-opted to provide expertise on current and contemporary arts practice in Australia. They include arts practitioners in and across various art forms with current industry knowledge. Expertise may also be sought in arts-adjacent fields, including marketing and arts management.

Arts South Australia is committed to co-opting peer assessors of high calibre that represent the diversity of the South Australian community. Accordingly, Arts South Australia’s co-option of peer assessors also takes into consideration other factors that may enrich panels’ recommendations, including, but not limited to, age, cultural diversity, disability, gender, and the representation of peer assessors from a range of South Australian regions.

Submission of an expression of interest does not guarantee that you will be co-opted to assess applications submitted to the Arts and Culture Grants Program.

We note that priority will be given to prospective peer assessors who reside in South Australia.

Term of registration

Arts South Australia’s register of prospective peer assessors is reviewed every two years to maintain the transparency and integrity of the assessment process.

All expressions of interest will expire on 30 June 2024.

Assessment panels

Panels of peer assessors recommend funding made available to applicants through the following grants streams, categories, and art form areas:


A sitting fee is paid for all formal meetings and special assignments. Public servants are not permitted to receive sitting fees.

How to register

Expressions of interest will be accepted via SmartyGrants.

SmartyGrants’ Help Guide for Applicants explains the essential steps you need to take to complete and submit the expression of interest form.

Registration information

Three sections make up the expression of interest form: core registration information, an art form area questionnaire, and an optional diversity and inclusion questionnaire.

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