2007-08 MAP Grantees Announced

The Multi-Arts Production Fund has announced grants of $14,000 to $45,000 in support of forty new works in the live performing arts. Selected from over 650 submissions in the fields of dance, theater, music composition, and interdisciplinary works, the projects were chosen by a panel of artists, arts professionals, and arts advocates from across the field. Sample projects involving composition include: $30,000 to support Divide Light, an avant-garde opera created through collaboration between composer Thomas Edward Morgan and visual artist Lesley Dill; $15,000 to support Byron Au Yong’s Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas; $18,000 to support Life and Times, a brut opera created by Nature Theater of Oklahoma from a single recorded phone conversation; $20,000 to support Sucktion, a theatrical song cycle created by composer Anne LeBaron; and $25,000 to support Truck Stop, an exploration of indigenous ethnic, rural, and urban sounds through the Ethel string quartet’s collaborations with a range of composers/musicians from across the US. You can access the complete list of 2007-08 grantees and read about their projects