2017 Grantees: Geography

2017 Grantees: Geography
05/23/2017 Kim Savarino
Two performers stand in glass and metal boxes with a heart monitor and a large metal fan next to them in the space.

The MAP Fund is a national grant program, meaning our funding supports projects based all across the USA. This year, we’re proud to support 40 projects! Here’s a snapshot of projects taking place in different regions of the country:

LILIʻU: Tribute to a Queen | Honolulu, HI


LILIʻU: Tribute to a Queen commemorates Queen Liliʻuokalani, Hawaiʻi’s last Queen, and her historic artful acts of resistance. This free public performance will take place at ʻIolani Palace — the only royal residence in the United States — and merges Native Hawaiian and Western art traditions of music, dance, and theatre.

OUR VOICES: DEMOCRACY RE:visited | Cleveland, OH


Terence Blanchard’s OUR VOICES: DEMOCRACY RE:visited is a new composition inspired by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This multi-movement work will use music to reflect the conditions, events and individuals that have produced political change and impacted public policy in the USA.


photo by Marion Wasserman

GROUNDWORKS, created by Rulan Tangen / Dancing Earth, is a daylong, multidisciplinary mobile performance art installation. This project will disrupt colonization practices to ritually re-indigenize stolen land, foregrounding Indigenous original presence and raising consciousness around colonization, accountability, and conquest.

Remnant | New York, NY


Last year, Theater Mitu’s company of artists were sent on a series of research trips to conduct personal interviews throughout the Middle East and United States. These voices are the primary source material that populate Remnant, a documentary performance piece that focuses on the human experience of war.

The full list of 2017 grantee projects came from applicant organizations based in the following locations:

  • Los Altos, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Richmond, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Chicago, IL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Lexington, MA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Morton, MN
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Jamaica, NY
  • Kingston, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Portland, OR
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Providence, RI
  • Seattle, WA

Learn more about the 2017 MAP grantees here.

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