2020 Grant Cycle Calendar

  • SEPTEMBER 3, 2019: All 2020 application materials available on MAP’s website
  • OCTOBER 7 – NOVEMBER 8, 2019: Proposal draft support available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • OCTOBER 21, 2019: Submittable, MAP’s grant application platform, opens for submissions
  • NOVEMBER 25, 2019: Grant application closes at 7:00 p.m. ET — Submittable’s Technical Support is available until 7:00 p.m. ET
  • MARCH 2, 2020: Reviews 1 + 2 email notifications
  • APRIL 9, 2020: Reviews 3 + 4 email notifications
  • JULY 1, 2020 – JUNE 20, 2022: Funds available for 2020 grantees

The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States.

The program pursues its mission by annually welcoming applications for new live performance projects. Each year, MAP hires a different cohort of peer reviewers who recommend the projects they believe most align with MAP’s goals through a rigorous, facilitated review process. MAP awards $1 million to up to 40 projects in the range of $10,000 – $45,000 per grant.

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 30 million dollars to more than 1,300 projects in playwriting, choreography, music composition, interdisciplinary collaboration, and ensemble, site-specific, and community-based performance. 

The MAP Fund is primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support comes from the Jerome Foundation, Surdna Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.


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