The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining and co-creating a more equitable and vibrant society. Our 2024 grant cycle will provide grants to more than 90 new, live performance projects across the lands now known as the United States, including its territories and Indigenous tribal nations within.
The person who creates the application (“primary contact”) may be an artist, producer, or another member of the proposed project team. We expect that all listed artists have consented to their presence in the proposal, and that the primary contact will share all updates with the artists.
MAP selects projects in four stages. After MAP staff screen applications for eligibility, representatives of the artistic community (“reviewers”) will complete independent assessments of each eligible proposal. From a pool of finalists advanced by reviewers’ votes, an Excel function will randomly draw grantees. MAP staff will then ask our Board of Directors to approve the selected projects.
Each grantee will receive: a $25,000 grant for the creation and development of a new, live performance project, a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant, and a $1,000 microgrant to redistribute to another artist in their community. The artist(s) will choose a “grant custodian” and collaborate with the grant custodian regarding how and when the funds will be distributed. The grant custodian, who receives the funds on behalf of the project, can be an individual with an SSN or ITIN, or an entity with one of these incorporation structures: 501(c)(3), LLC, or S-Corps.
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