January 28, 2021
The MAP Fund, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining—and ultimately co-creating—a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP’s grant program supports 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. MAP is committed to intersectional anti-racism, and strives to only fund anti-oppressive project language, structures, or content. 50 artists (individuals and ensembles) will be selected for funding in a lottery in February 2021. Each grantee will receive a total grant of $25,000.
ROUND 1: THE NOMINATION | DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15
ROUND 2: FULL APPLICATION | DEADLINE MAY 1
Recognizing that the 2021 artistic landscapes are uncertain, the Princess Grace Awards will offer unrestricted cash grants in 2021 to be used in general support (i.e., housing, studio space, childcare needs, R&D, project-specific support, tuition, etc.) rather than project-specific.
March 31, 2021
Guidelines for the 2020 – 2021 USArtists International (USAI) program are now available. USAI supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. In an effort to accommodate the changed performance landscape around the world, USAI will now accept applications for virtual engagements at eligible international festivals in addition to the program’s tradition travel-track applications.
Applications will be accepted at March 31, 2021, for projects between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.