MAP's 2022 Grant Cycle Now Open

MAP’s 2022 Grant Cycle Opens
03/14/2022 MAPstaff

Close-up of a performer preparing to strike a large taiko drum.


This commitment, made through an open application process, is the largest in their 33-year history.

New York, NY (March 14, 2022) — The MAP Fund is pleased to announce that they will make a $2.6M investment in performing artists across the country, the largest commitment of any previous grant cycle in their 33-year history. Through an open application process, 85 grantees will be selected to receive $25,000 for the creation and development of new, live performance projects and $5,000 in unrestricted general operating support for a total of $30,000 per grant. The application is now open and will close at 7:00 pm E.T. on May 27, 2022.

The MAP Fund seeks proposals that leverage their work as a critical foundation of imagining and co-creating a more equitable and vibrant society. Applying is free and open to performing artists across all disciplines, including dance, theater, musical theater, media-based performance, jazz,  contemporary classical composition, and others. Provided that their project takes place in the United States or its territories, artists working anywhere in the world are eligible. Artists will be selected through a short review period guided by the counsel of more than 60 diverse performing arts practitioners across the U.S. More information about the process can be found on the website.

“Through performance and the work of performing artists, society imagines and rehearses more humane relations, systems, and structures,” said Moira Brennan, Executive Director of the MAP Fund. “MAP is proud to make our most significant investment ever toward that endeavor at a time of great urgency in the field and the world.”

The MAP Fund has supported thousands of groundbreaking artists, often early in careers that would go on to change the face of culture in the United States, including Larissa FastHorse, Vijay Iyer, Bill T. Jones, Young Jean Lee, Suzan-Lori Parks, Bill Rauch, Reggie Watts, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, among many more.

About The MAP Fund

The MAP Fund is home to the longest-running private funding source for contemporary performing arts in the United States. Since 1989, MAP has invested in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining, and ultimately co-creating, a more equitable, just, and vibrant society. In partnership with our funding partners, the MAP Fund provides project support, unrestricted operating grants, and coaching services to artists. The MAP Fund has distributed over $34 million to more than 1,400 projects at the forefront of re-imagining inherited models of artistic production, cultural paradigms, and related practices. 

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Moira Brennan


Banner: MAP 2019 Grantee TaikoArts Midwest. Photo by Dan Norman