MAP serves contemporary artists, of all abilities and backgrounds, whose work presents an intellectual and/or aesthetic challenge to canon and convention and, by extension, to ableist, cis, hetero-normative, white/Western cultural dominance. It is one of the longest-running philanthropic arts organizations. I have worked at the MAP Fund since January 2020. Starting as the Program Intern, I was promoted to Program Associate in September.
As the Program Associate, I focus on how the MAP Fund can better serve our artist communities, structuring communications and programs to assist the goals of the artists in tandem with MAP’s mission of radical inclusivity.
I am currently working on our 2021 grant program, which is distributing over $1 million to artists through a lottery system.