The MAP Fund has announced 42 original, live performance projects will receive funding, totaling $1.3 million in direct support for development and production.
While celebrating 30 years of grantmaking this year, the MAP Fund also moved to a highly decentralized grant selection process carried out by a cohort of 59 peer reviewers from across the United States.
Lauren Slone, MAP’s Director of Grants & Research, explained, “We are experimenting with designing a review structure that distributes the power to decide where arts and culture funding dollars go much more widely. Rather than limit the voting to a small panelist cohort, many more artists and arts administrators at every career level have the opportunity to experience proposals and weigh in.”
Kudos to the MAP Fund for also offering more information about the full pool of MAP applications and how it compares with data from the funded cohort in the 2019 Applicant Pool Summary and the new summary Addendum.