MAP is committed to administering an anti-oppressive and collective decision-making approach to grantmaking. Prior to Review One, MAP hires artists and arts professionals whose notions of aesthetic inquiry, social paradigm and cultural hierarchy vary widely. Reviewers rotate annually so that, over time, a growing number of individuals participate in MAP’s resource distribution process. MAP staff recruit reviewers through an open public call between October 15-November 2, 2018 — nominate reviewers here.
The reviewers’ guiding role in MAP’s award selections allows the program to be responsive to movement in the field, as well as the socio-political moment, rather than to be prescriptive. MAP invests full authority in reviewers to interpret the program goals according to their knowledge and expertise, within facilitated cohort conversations. Reviewers are paid an $1,150 honorarium for approximately 30-35 hours of service.
The 2019 reviewer cohort will be announced in May along with the list of grantees.
To learn more about MAP’s reviewer requirements, including the scoring rubric used to evaluate applications, please read the 2019 Reviewer Guide.