The MAP Fund supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. In particular, MAP is interested in supporting artists that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape.

Every fall, we welcome letters of inquiry from artists and organizations based in the U.S. Through a two-tiered review process, adjudicated primarily by artists and arts professionals, MAP selects projects to support with cash grants and professional development services. MAP awards over $1.2 million annually to up to 43 projects.

The MAP Fund was established in 1988 by The Rockefeller Foundation to support innovation and cross-cultural exploration in new works of live performance. Since 1989, the program has disbursed over 27 million dollars to more than 1000 projects in playwriting, choreography, music composition, and ensemble, site-specific, and community-based performance. 

The MAP Fund is primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Additional funds come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Please join us in celebrating the 2018 MAP Fund Grantees!


The timeline for MAP’s 2019 grant cycle will be announced summer 2018.


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Questions? Email us at mapinfo@mapfund.org. We look forward to connecting with you!