MAP is a New York City-based organization.

Phone: 212.226.1677

Executive Director, Moira Brennan
Based in NYC; Pronouns: she/her/hers

Under Moira’s 12-year leadership, the MAP Fund has dramatically increased the number of proposals reviewed annually and expanded the program’s formidable impact on contemporary American performance. Ms. Brennan transitioned MAP from an in-house program at Rockefeller Foundation to an independent fund incorporating multiple stakeholders, including the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ms. Brennan also designed and administered the Creative Exploration Fund to encourage continued risk-taking among MAP grantees with a record of success, and, with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, introduced General Operating grants for structural support to organizations and independent artists. She represents the program throughout the country as a speaker on the complex interplay between creativity, art, power, and money in contemporary culture. Moira sits on the board of Movement Research and Apple Village Arts. A former editor at Ms. magazine, Ms. Brennan has written about arts and social justice for a variety of publications, including American Theatre, Ms., and Community Arts Network. She is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Director of Grants & Research, Lauren Slone
Based in Columbus, OH; Pronouns: she/her/hers

Currently, Lauren leads the administration of the grant program, facilitates the grant selection process, represents MAP at national conferences, teaches writing workshops, and is responsible for artist services. In addition to her administrative and advocacy roles, Lauren is an independent artist, teacher, mentor, consultant, and cultural producer. Prior to MAP, she was an Arts Administration Fellow at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography under the leadership of Jennifer Calienes. She also founded the only pre-professional training and performance program for young artists in north-central West Virginia at Morgantown Dance. She holds an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University, where she was a Ballet Teaching Fellow, and pursued choreographic research in Israel, Spain, and France. She also holds a BA in Religious Studies with a minor in Philosophy from West Virginia University.

Program Associate, Kim Savarino
Based in NYC; Pronouns: she/her/hers

Kim manages MAP’s communications and networking platforms with a primary focus on promoting MAP grantees throughout the development, premiere, and touring of their projects. In addition to her work in arts administration, Kim is an artist, choreographer, and researcher. She has worked with Ivo Van Hove, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Third Rail Projects, and Alex Ketley/The Foundry, among others. Recent and upcoming projects include dance works led by Kelly Bartnik, Lai Yi Ohlsen, and Nadia Tykulsker, dramaturgy for Beth Graczyk/Desire Motor, and collaborations with multidisciplinary artist John Gutierrez and Netherlands-based musician Annick Odom. Kim is one of nine 2018 Dance/USA DILT mentees. She co-organizes a gathering of Asian diaspora activists, artists, and advocates, and previously served as co-chair of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee. She studied dance at Florida State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Kim was born in Southern California and raised in West Virginia.