2018 Application Checklist

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this page is an archive of the 2018 grant cycle. MAP will announce the 2019 grant cycle timeline in July 2018. 

Use this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for the 2018 MAP Fund Application.


*indicates that the information is required

  • *Contact information for primary contact.

  • *Project title
  • *The project was initiated by:
    • The artistic team
    • One or more curators
    • One or more institutions
  • *Select the options that best describe how the project will be made (or produced)
  • *Name of the nonprofit that is applying on behalf of the project
  • Nonprofit website
  • Nonprofit representative’s name (if different than the primary contact for this application)
  • Nonprofit representative’s email (if different than the primary contact for this application)

  • *Who wrote the project description?
    • This helps reviewers understand whose voice is present in the text.
  • *Project description (750 words)
  • *When will the first produced version of the project take place for a public?
    • July 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018
    • Jan. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2019
    • Jan. 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020
    • July 1, 2020 or beyond

  • *Help MAP staff pair your application with the appropriate reviewers. Who do you think might best understand this project? You may select more than one.
    • Dance/performance specialists
    • Music/performance specialists
    • Theater/performance specialists
  • Optional: Please name any specific techniques or aesthetics the artistic team may bring to the project. (example: “tap dance”)
    • MAP staff will try to pair your application with reviewers who have that expertise.

  • *Please fill out and upload the Artistic Team spreadsheet available HERE.
    • IMPORTANT: Before uploading your spreadsheet, please make sure that you change the row and column height, and/or wrap text within each cell so that all of your content is clearly visible. Please email mapinfo@mapfund.org if you have any questions about formatting.
  • *Artist statement in written or video format
    • Written response (500 words)
    • Video response (up to 3 mins)
      • Must provide a URL and a password as necessary

  • *Work samples
    • You must include a total of 2 work samples. These options are available:
      • 1 work-in-progress of the proposed project + 1 sample of a past work created within the last five years
      • 2 samples of past work created within the last five years
    • Among the two samples, we strongly recommend that at least one of the samples represents live performance work in audio or video format.
    • For audio / video samples:
      • Each sample should be no longer than 5 minutes in length and no less than 2 minutes. You are welcome to submit full-length samples, but please provide specific cue points for reviewers. If you do not indicate a cue point, they will watch or listen to the first 2 minutes of the material.
    • For written samples:
      • Please upload a script, text or libretto sample and select ten pages you would like the reviewers to read. If you do not indicate a specific section, the reviewers will read the first ten pages of the material. We do not recommend submitting more than one written sample.
    • All sample types must include:
      • Work sample title
      • Name(s) of artist(s) whose content is present in the sample
      • Short description (150 words)
      • Cue Points or page selections as needed if you choose to upload full-length samples
      • An uploaded file of the work sample or a URL link to the work sample with passwords as needed
        •  Accepted file types include: pdf, docx, doc, mp3, m4a, wav, mp4, mov


Applicants invited to Round Two will be required to submit the following materials:

  • *Project budget (download this template)
  • *Project budget narrative (250 words)
  • *501(c)(3) Letter of Determination from the applicant organization
  • *Most recently completed audit or 990 from the applicant organization
  • *For fiscal sponsors only: Mutually signed Letter of Agreement, which indicates that the sponsee is fully informed about the sponsor’s requirements

Applicants will also have an opportunity to edit Round One project descriptions as needed.