MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining—and ultimately co-creating—a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP’s programs advance this mission by continually reconsidering how best to distribute resources, in response to current conditions, to ensure a thriving arts and culture field.

The grant program awards $1 million annually in support of original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States.

Funded projects address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself. MAP is committed to intersectional anti-racism, and strives to only fund anti-oppressive project language, structures, or content.

We encourage all potential entrants to review the 2021 Grant Program available here and the 2021 Questions & Answers available here.

You are eligible to complete this entry form if you meet these criteria:

You are submitting the entry form as an individual artist or representative of an ensemble responsible for the overall execution of a performance project that was funded or advanced to the final two rounds of review in 2017-2020 grant cycles. If you are unsure, you can check at this link until January 26, 2021.

You are submitting only one entry form for one project. If there are multiple otherwise eligible individual artists/ensembles working on a project, they should choose a representative to submit one entry form.

You/the majority of the ensemble you’re representing have been living and working in the U.S. for the past two years.

You/members of the ensemble you’re representing must intend to use the funds to generate a performance project, whether a project previously proposed to MAP that has not premiered or an entirely new project.

If selected, you must be able to provide a Social Security Number (SSN), Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or Fiscal sponsor entity or other 501c3 organization that could receive funds. 

You plan to spend the grant between March 2021–2023. To learn about grantee requirements and expectations, please review "What happens if my entry is selected in the lottery?" in the Q&A available here

Submitting a lottery entry:

Each entry requires a functioning email address. MAP staff will use this email for all subsequent communications about the process, including notification of results.

You may save your progress and return to the form any time before the deadline on January 28th at 11:59 p.m. EST. MAP staff and Submittable's Technical Support team will be available for questions until 6:00 p.m. EST on that day. MAP will not accept late submissions for any reason.

Please note that changes cannot be made after you submit your application.

Entry Form Accessibility:

Submittable follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, with a goal of meeting Level AA accessibility, to make sure that people using assistive technologies can easily navigate Submittable pages and public forms. Read more about Submittable's Accessibility Statement.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Submittable directly by emailing or calling (855) 467-8264 ext. 1. 

Should any entrant need additional support to access and/or complete the form, the grant team is available to schedule a phone or video connection. Please call 212-226-1677 and leave a voicemail with contact information, such as first and last name and phone number or email, as well as the times you are generally available between 9-5 EST on weekdays.

After you submit:

You will receive a confirmation email that indicates your entry form was successfully submitted. Be sure to check your email, as this message may auto-sort into a junk or spam folder. There will also be a record of your application in your Submittable account. 

Important: if you do not receive an email, this means that your submission did not go through properly and you must re-submit.

Check your email (including junk and promotion folders) and your Submittable account for the results of the process no later than March 4, 2021.

Please remember to update your Submittable account if your primary contact or email address changes.

If you have any questions, emailing is the best way to connect with the grant team. Additional information about the 2021 grant cycle is available here.