The MAP Fund Announces 2021 Grantees!
The MAP Fund supports the development and production of original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly those that question, disrupt, and complicate notions of social and cultural hierarchies. MAP was originally established in 1988 by The Rockefeller Foundation and became an independent organization in 2016. Since our founding, MAP has provided over $33 million in support to thousands of artists within more than 1,000 projects.
Today, MAP is honored to announce a $1.4 million investment in 55 extraordinary new projects.
MAP does not merely steward resources into the hands of artists. MAP rethinks received ways of doing and being. We believe in the livelihood and lifeblood of artists. We believe artists make the world more vibrant, sustainable, and just, said poet and MAP Fund board member, Ama Codjoe. We are thrilled to support such an incredible group of artists, thinkers, and makers and await the ripples their work will have in our world.
Through this year’s process, each grantee receives $20,000 in project development funds and $5,000 in general operating funds to advance their bold ideas. From Hawaii to Puerto Rico to Maine, creative teams will generate dance, music, and theater works that organize their communities around abolition, fight for environmental justice, explore practices for mutual care, and more. Please join us in championing performing artists who are transforming our world in revolutionary ways:
The MAP Fund gratefully acknowledges our funding partners who help us invest in artists, including lead support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, along with the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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a haunted botany
Acts of Liberation
by Hoesy Corona
Antonym: the opposite of nostalgia
by Sugar Vendil
Apolaki: Opera of the Scorched Earth
by CONTRA-TIEMPO: Ana Maria Alvarez, Jannet Galdamez, Ruby Morales, Jasmine Stanley, Charlie Dando, Dalphe Morantus, and Alek Perez, in collaboration with Anaïs Maviel, Meena Murugesan, David Reynoso, Tuçe Yasak, Maximiliano Urruzmendi, and Emily Orling
by Bobby Norfolk in collaboration with Yavor Vesselinov
Carnival of the Animals
Constant State of Otherness
Cover Your Mouth When You Smile
De Nive Sexangula: Snowflakes Per Sonified (working title)
FORCE! an opera in three acts
by Anna Martine Whitehead in collaboration with Angel Bat Dawid, Jenn Freeman, Jasmine Mendoza, Zachary Nicol, Rahila Coates, Tramaine Parker, Daniella Pruitt, Ayanna Woods, Sky Cubacub, Phillip Armstrong, and Wills Glasspiegel
Goosh(t) Nadeh (Don’t Ear, Don’t Meat)
by Ava Ansari aka BotehJ
Into the Dark
La Paloma Prisoner
by Raquel Almazan, Estefanía Fadul, Andrea Abello, Francisco Arcila, Zuleyma Guevara, Mel Nieves, Gladys Pérez, Monica Steuer, Teresa Yenque, Hayley Isaacson, Aislinn Curry, Lisette Santiago, Haydee Antañuno, Daniela Hart, Elizabeth Mak, Melanie May, Noel Nichols, and Galia Backal
by Sunny Jain
Love, a state of grace
by Joanna Haigood/Zaccho Dance Theatre in collaboration with Walter Kitundu, Wayne Campbell, Sean Riley, Yohana Junker, Veronica Blair, Ciarra D’Onofrio, Clarissa Dyas, Suzanne Gallo, Azraa Muhammed, Danielle Sexton, and Helen Wicks
LoveHustle: In Retrospect
Mikrokosmos: One Giant Step
On the Eve of Abolition
On the Problem of a Universal History
by Liz Glynn
Roots Above Ground
by Marc Brew, Yuko Monden Juma, DeMarco Sleeper, Sonsherée Giles, JanpiStar, Miles Lassi, Emma Kingsbury, Walter Holden, Jaco Strydom, RAPT Productions, Laurie Rivard, Gravity Access Services, and East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
Sembrando Herencia (planting a heritage)
by Dr. Ana Maria (Tekina-eirú) Maynard and community members of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Sister or He Buried the Body
Standby Snow: Chronicles of a Heatwave, Chapter Two
Tear a Root from the Earth
The Infinity Trilogy: Clean Slate & Illuminate
The Slaying of Innocence
by Dr. André de Quadros, Halim Flowers, Momolu Stewart, Ted Hearne, Charlotte Brathwaite, and Beth Morrison Projects, in collaboration with VOICES 21C, Trinity Wall Street, LA Opera, Arts Emerson, and The Kennedy Center
The Whale Speaks…
by Celeste M. Lawson, Robin H. Hibbert, Mary Craig, Sherry Robbins, and Sara Rogers
Tomorrow’s Memories: A Little Manila Diary
by ABDProductions/Skywatchers: Anne Bluethenthal, Dazié Grego-Sykes, Malia Byrne, Shakiri, Deirdre Visser, Gabriel Christian, and the Skywatchers Ensemble, in collaboration with Faithful Fools, Melanie DeMore, and Irene Gustafson
by E. Wray