CONTACT

CONTACT

MAP is a New York City-based organization.

Email: mapinfo@mapfund.org

Phone: 212.226.1677 (voicemail only)

If you are a grantee looking to update us on your work, please do so on the grantee updates page.

STAFF

Director of Development, Kamyar Atabai Based in NYC; Pronouns: he/him/his Born in Iran, Kamyar Atabai is a graduate of Columbia University (BA), and the Yale School of Drama (MFA). As a theater director, he has worked on both sides of the Atlantic, from the West End and Broadway to the London Fringe and Off-Off Broadway. As a Development professional, he has worked at Baryshnikov Arts Center, National Council of Jewish Women, and The Paley Center for Media.

Executive Director, Moira Brennan Based in NYC; Pronouns: she/her/hers Moira strives to bring the dual lenses of justice and care to cultivating the field of contemporary live performance, on behalf of the many extraordinary individuals who dwell there, including artists, producers, supporters and audience members. She is especially interested in cross-organizational collaborations and coalition building within the arts sector and with non-arts, justice-driven sister entities. Moira is the former chair of the board of Movement Research, and has written for a variety of publications on the complex interplay of art, power and money. She is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Program Associate, Maya Quetzali Gonzalez Based in NYC; Pronouns: she/hers/hers Maya focuses on how the MAP Fund can better serve our artist communities, structuring programs to assist the goals of the artists in tandem with MAP’s mission. Prior to joining MAP, Maya worked at the Public Theater, where she assisted with production at Shakespeare in The Park and the Under The Radar Festival, and conducted dramaturgy, communications, and other administrative duties at the Public Shakespeare Initiative. Maya is a 2020 Magna Cum Laude graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Drama (concentrating in directing and choreography) and a minor in producing. She attended NYU as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar, and is excited to continue working toward greater equity in the arts at MAP Fund. She is also an organizer working in electoral politics for the national Sunrise Movement. Website: MayaQuetzali.com 

Development Manager, Kim Savarino Based in NYC; Pronouns: she/her/hers Kim supports MAP’s development and growth, contributing research to build a program that centers equity and transparency. She has worked with organizations including Arts Action Research, Dance/NYC, and DDCF, and formerly served as co-chair of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee. Kim is a performer, choreographer, and proud company member with Third Rail Projects and La MaMa’s Great Jones Rep. Recent artistic projects include a Broadway lab choreographed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, an Italian “spectacle” directed by Romeo Castellucci, and playing the prophetess Cassandra in Andrei Serban’s revival of The Trojan Women. She has choreographed performance works in spaces ranging from traditional stages to concrete backlots, and her work has received support from MANCC’s Forward Dialogues Lab, the EstroGenius Festival, and the WV Dance Festival. Kim studied dance at Florida State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and grew up in West Virginia.

Director of Grants & Research, Lauren Slone Based in NYC; Pronouns: she/her/hers Lauren Ree Slone is a lifelong student of dance and a choreographic systems thinker who creates many different ways of connecting people and ideas. At MAP Fund, Lauren oversees the core grantmaking vision, strategy, and operations. She is focused on aligning MAP’s structural practices with its mission and values in efforts to facilitate a truly iterative, responsive, and anti-oppressive resource distribution process. Her recent writing on MAP’s ongoing evolution can be found in Americans for the Arts’ curated ARTSblog Salon and the GIA Reader. Over the past decade, she has also collaborated with various arts organizations across the United States to share her own performance work, and to build infrastructure and opportunities for artists via the founding and/or design of new education, producing, residency, and presentation programs. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies with a minor in Philosophy from West Virginia University, and an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University School of Dance where she was the first Andrew W. Mellon Arts Administration Fellow at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, a Ballet Pedagogy Fellow, and pursued choreographic research in Israel, Spain, and France. Website: Lauren-Slone.com

BOARD

Moira Brennan is the Executive Director of the MAP Fund.

Ama Codjoe is the author of the chapbook Blood of the Air and the recipient of a 2019 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship among other honors. Ama recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Justice and Inclusion at The New School and is a co-director of the National Guild for Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI).

Adriana Gallego is the Executive Director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (AFTSA). Prior to joining AFTSA, Gallego was the first Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, and Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Reuben Tomás Roqueñi (Yaqui/Mayo/Chicanx)  is currently Director of Transformative Change Programs at Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Previously, Reuben was Program Officer in the Performing Arts Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area and served as Grants Program Director at the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Maura Tierney is an American film and television actress best known for her roles as Lisa Miller on NewsRadio, Audrey Reede in Liar Liar (1997), Abby Lockhart on ER and as Helen Solloway on The Affair for which she won the Golden Globe Award in 2016. Maura is a member of the advisory board of The Wooster Group, where she has performed in North Atlantic (2010) and co-created The Town Hall Affair (2016).

Sixto Wagan is the inaugural director for the Center for Arts Leadership at the University of Houston.  Previously he led the contemporary art center DiverseWorks, serving in a multitude of capacities including Artistic Director, Co-Executive Director and Performing Arts Curator. He served on the Center for Houston’s Future Policy Committee for the 2014 Indicator Report on Arts and Cultural Heritage and is currently on the Culture and Tourism committee for the Greater Houston Partnership.

Meital Waibsnaider is General Counsel at Blue State, a digital strategy and technology firm. Previously, she was Senior Counsel at Kennedy Berg LLP, a commercial litigation firm based in Manhattan, worked in the General Counsel’s office at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and was a dancer with the Israel Ballet.

Banner: MAP 2020 grantee Casta by Adrienne Dawes with Graham Reynolds & Jenny Larson. Photography by Bonica Ayala.