New York, NY - April 8, 2013 The MAP Fund announces its 2013 grants to 41 groundbreaking projects involving 70 generative artists. For this, its 24th year, the MAP Fund will provide direct project funding ranging from $15,000 to $40,000, plus an additional $200,000 total in general operating grants to all applicant organizations and artists. Since its founding in 1988, the MAP Fund has provided more than $24 million in project funding to nearly one thousand works across all performing arts disciplines, $1 million in general operating funds since 2009, and $600,000 in research and development grants since 2010.
... The 2013 grantee projects represent these principles in highly contemporary and unexpected ways. Among the 41 works, for example, are a collaboration between Pakistani singer Zeb Bangash and American klezmer clarinetist Michael Winograd; New York-based, Zimbabwe-born choreographer Nora Chipaumire's reconsideration of The Rite of Spring ; and a new opera from composer Ted Hearn about the trial of alleged Wikileaks source Private First Class Bradley Manning. For full descriptions of the 2013 grantee projects, visit our website .
...This year, the MAP Fund received a total of 813 submissions from artists in 42 states, reviewed in three stages by 58 arts professionals and artists from across the country serving as readers, evaluators and panelists.
Islands of Milwaukee , a devised, cross-disciplinary project created by Sojourn Theatre and Anne Basting, jumpstarts cross-community conversations about connectedness, homebound seniors, public health policy, and arts-based civic practice in Milwaukee.
For the full list of 2013 grantees, visit the MAP Fund.