How Applications are Assessed

Granting decision process

Most of the grant decisions at MAC are made through a peer review process – that is, professional artists, arts/cultural professionals, and Indigenous knowledge keepers working in the arts community decide as a group which projects will receive funding. Grant decisions for some of MAC’s programs are made by MAC staff for faster turnaround times.

Read MAC’s Granting Decision Process


This document explains MAC’s grant decision-making process. It also includes information about MAC’s policies on conflicts of interest and confidentiality.

Assessor database

MAC maintains a database of potential assessors from Manitoba and across Canada. Any individual with an active profile in Manipogo, MAC’s online application system, is included in this database.

MAC supplements the assessor database by:

  • consulting with arts service organizations and funding agencies in other provinces or territories
  • recommendations from current and former assessors, and other professional artists

If you would like to be considered for a future assessment panel and you don’t already have a Manipogo profile, you can create an assessor profile.

Join MAC’s Assessor Database