Thank you for nominating reviewers for the 2018 grant cycle! We received 397 nominations from peers and colleagues across the country. MAP staff will extend invitations to 54 artists and arts professionals to participate in the next few weeks.

Download the 2018 reviewer packet, including the scoring rubric used to score applications, to understand how MAP staff are asking reviewers to evaluate Round One proposals.

MAP is committed to administering an anti-oppressive and collective decision-making approach to grant-making. In Round One, MAP hires artists and arts professionals who have demonstrated their own commitment to craft, leadership, and spirit of generosity to their peers to evaluate all proposals for alignment with MAP’s funding goals. MAP staff recruit through through a public call for nominations and their knowledge of the field before each grant cycle opens.

Reviewers guiding role in MAP 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 conversations. They are paid an honorarium based on the number of hours of service required to participate (approximately 35 – 40 hours).

MAP requires that reviewers agree to the Code of Ethics, recuse themselves from conflicts of interest, check in with staff regularly during the process, and follow scoring instructions that support their interpretation of MAP’s funding parameters.

The 2018 cohort of reviewers will be announced in April along with the list of grantees.