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peer assessment committee

The Canada Council for the Arts peer assessment committees are groups of peer assessors who are invited to evaluate applications and nominations for grants, prizes and strategic funds in the arts, culture, social sciences and humanities. The Council engages peer assessors to provide relevant knowledge and expertise. Peer assessors may be artists, arts workers, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, academics and individuals who bring a range of types of experience to the assessment process. Peer assessment committees represent different artistic and cultural practices and perspectives, career levels, demographics and regional awareness. Committee members read and score applications based on published assessment criteria and work together to rank funding applications or select prize winners. Peer assessment is the basis for most of the Council’s funding decisions as it ensures integrity, transparency and inclusiveness. To learn more, go to canadacouncil.ca/funding/funding-decisions.