The MAP Fund is an amazing organization and it was my privilege to work with them for a few years. We thought very hard about how to design an application process that mirrors MAP’s strongly anti-oppressive values, and deep commitment to experimentation in performance work. I brought a product management lens to the process, and we discovered a lot of things we could achieve, improve, and iterate on consistently.
Earlier this month Grantmakers in the Arts published an article that Lauren Slone (MAP Fund Program Manager) and I wrote detailing how we approached the work, what we learned, and how other funders can benefit from our experience.
Here’s the link.