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MAP is pleased to share information on the 2021 grant cycle, which responds to ongoing challenges faced by performing artists at this time. For the first time in its history, MAP will invite artists who have already demonstrated alignment with the program to submit a short entry form that does not require them to speak at length about their work or generate “competitive” materials in relation to their fellow peers and grant seekers. 

To learn more, please review the 2021 Grant Program available here, the 2021 Questions & Answers available here and the 2021 Grant Cycle Timeline available here.


The MAP Fund supports the development and production of original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly those that question, disrupt, and complicate notions of social and cultural hierarchies. MAP was originally established in 1988 by The Rockefeller Foundation and became an independent organization in 2016. MAP has provided over $33 million in support to more than 1,000 projects and thousands of artists within them over the past 33 years.

Lead support for The MAP Fund comes from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support comes from Booth Ferris Foundation, Jerome Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Seidman Family Foundation, The Surdna Foundation, and individual donors.


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Banner: MAP 2020 grantee The Unarrival Experiments – Illumination Catalogue by Ni’Ja Whitson. Photography by Maria Baranova. Pictured: Ni’Ja Whitson.