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Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund Grant

Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #146496

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Grants of $30,000 to USA and territories artists for live performance projects. Funding is intended to support original live performances that address social justice throughout the country. The grant supports projects that address shifts in perception, critical conversations, and policy change through experimentation with performance forms.

Project funds may be used for creation, dependent care, personnel, practice, production, rehearsal, research, rest, residency, travel, and workshop costs. General operating funds are unrestricted.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone may apply on behalf of an eligible new, live performance project that connects with MAP’s mission. The person(s) who create the application (“primary contact” in Submittable) may be an individual artist, ensemble representative, producer, manager, agent, or presenting representative.

Artists on the project team do not need to be US citizens, but the project must take place in the United States (or its territories) and the grant custodian must be US-based.

Proposals that fall into any of the following categories are deemed ineligible:
- Restaging of work that was originally created by other artists, has already premiered, and/or is considered a “classic” within any cultural context.
- Requests to support a curated series or festival, arts education curricula, touring, or documentation of a prior, completed work.

Pre-Application Information:

- March 14, 2022: Applicants may begin requesting support. Form opens for artists and arts workers to serve as a 2022 Reviewer. Submittable application live
- April 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET: Deadline to request project description assistance (up to 300 slots)
- May 13, 2022: MAP staff return all project description assistance
- May 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET: Deadline to apply for funding or to be a reviewer MAP’s 2022 grant cycle. MAP does not accept late proposals.
- June 10, 2022: Applicant experience survey closes
- June-September 2022: Selection process takes place
- October 2022: Grant cycle results emailed. Contracts and payout processes begin for new grantees
- November 1, 2022: Funds available to grantees.

Three-step selection process to mitigate bias: In Step 1, a cohort of 60+ artists and arts workers serving as representatives of the applicant community will complete independent assessments of each proposal. They will cast anonymous votes to advance projects into the next step. In Step 2, an Excel function will randomly draw 85 projects. In Step 3, MAP’s Board of Directors approves the selected projects. MAP staff will send notifications via email.

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Each grantee will receive a $25,000 grant for the creation of a new, live performance project and a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant.

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