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By Theresa Hubbard on August 23rd, 2016

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2017 MAP Fund Application Info for Fiscally Sponsored Projects

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photo credit: Gender/Power Composition IV, a MAP Fund recipient and Fractured Atlas member

Calling all presenting artists and arts organizations! If you’re fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and interested in applying for the MAP Fund, please continue reading for some important information about applying.

About the MAP Fund:

The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that exploration drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. MAP supports live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting artists that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape.

Members of the fiscal sponsorship staff will be sending out a questionnaire to every sponsored artist who asks for one and has met our grant eligibility requirement. The questionnaire is designed to help us determine that the project is eligible and that it falls in line with MAP’s funding priorities. Please review their guidelines in detail before contacting us to make sure your project is a good fit. Please also note that the grant period for this opportunity is JULY 1, 2017 — JUNE 30, 2019.

If we determine that your project is eligible, we can continue with the application process. A Fractured Atlas staff member will need to review the first round application before it is submitted, so please note the Fractured Atlas internal deadline, October 14, 2016, and keep it in mind as you’re completing the first round application. We reviewed and submitted more than 50 applications last year and we expect to have the same number submit this year as well, so this time allows for us to review the first round application and provide feedback long before the October 28th deadline.

Here are the important dates* for this process:

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 : First round of online application opens 
OCTOBER 3, 2016: Fractured Atlas deadline for eligibility questionnaires 
OCTOBER 14, 2016: Fractured Atlas internal deadline for first round of online application
OCTOBER 28, 2016 : Deadline for first round of online application 
JANUARY 6, 2017 : Notification of invite for second round of online application 
February 6, 2017: Fractured Atlas internal deadline for second round of online application
FEBRUARY 17, 2017 : Deadline for second round of online application (by invite)

APRIL 2017: Notification of panel results

JULY 1, 2017 — JUNE 30, 2019: Grant activities period

*This info is subject to change so bookmark this page and check back for possible updates.

Please keep in mind that the MAP first application first round application process is pretty rigorous, so you should not wait until the last minute to complete it! We might charge a $75 rush fee if you contact us at the last minute or if you miss any of our internal deadlines. The questionnaires will start going out in August so please email us at if you’re interested in applying. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and we appreciate your help in making this process easier on everyone!

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About Theresa Hubbard

Theresa Hubbard is Associate Director for Program Operations at Fractured Atlas. Since joining the Fractured Atlas team in February 2011, Theresa has provided support for more than 10,000 artists and arts organizations raising funds for their creative projects. She also develops educational resources for those artists and collaborates with the the engineering team to design web-based fundraising tools. Theresa serves on the steering committee of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors and is a regular presenter at conferences and festivals around the country. In 2016, she earned a Certificate in Arts and Culture Strategy through a partnership between National Arts Strategies and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Syracuse University and stays active in the New York choral community by singing with The Oratorio Society of New York.