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The MAP Fund Announces 2016 Grantee Class

April 28, 2016



The MAP Fund proudly announces the selection of 36 new works in contemporary performing arts that will receive a total of $1.1 million in direct support for project development and premiere. Primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by Creative Capital, the MAP Fund was established in 1989 and has supported over 1,120 new works of performance with a total of $28 million, making it among the longest-running grant programs in arts philanthropy. Grants range from $10,000 to $40,000, with additional funds provided for general operating expenses.


MAP Fund 2016 Grantee Projects:

MAP Fund Program Director, Moira Brennan, said, "MAP has always been a place where artists can seek support for their boldest ideas. This year's list rightly reflects the intensity of this cultural and political moment in stunningly original ways. We're honored to be able to play a part in the realization of these projects and the impact they will have in the world."

This year's projects reflect a wide range of distinctive and exciting approaches to creating new work and engaging with the world. Reflecting upon themes that surfaced and resonated among the applicant pool, panelist Thomas F. DeFrantz noted, "White privilege, as something that needs to be scrutinized and dismantled, seemed to bubble through many of the proposals. There were many unusual collaborations or 'workings alongside each other' that seemed urgent to imagine new circumstances for creativity; this seems timely as we figure out how to share a more-resource-poor planet as best we can." Read more

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