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The MAP Fund is one of the leading sources of funding for contemporary performance in the United States. Each year, they award $1,000,000 to up to 40 projects across the country. Grants range from $10,000 to $45,000 per project. If you are looking to throw your hat in the ring this year, come to The Field’s MAP Fund Toolbox session and learn about this competitive application process. The Field’s Deputy Director Shawn René Graham will walk you through the program's eligibility requirements, your readiness to apply, and the components of the application.
Shawn René Graham is a freelance writer and dramaturg who has served on many panels including National Endowments for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grants Panel in Playwriting, the Mark Taper Forum's New Works Festival, and the New York State Council on the Arts. She is currently the resident dramaturg of The American Slavery Project's Unheard Voices, the Literary Director for the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Future Classics Series and Playwright’s Playground, and founder of All Creative Writes, an artistic assistance service that provides individual artists and performing arts organizations with administrative, fundraising, and writing support.