Grant Opportunity from MAP

Our current MALS and IDS students may be interested in pursuing an upcoming grant opportunity from MAP (Multi-Arts Production Funds).

MAP works to build a thriving, risk-welcoming contemporary performance field by providing project-specific funding to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers and performers experimenting in any performance tradition or discipline.  MAP supports only projects that contain a live performance.

MAP funds up to 40 grants per annual cycle, ranging from $10,000 to $45,000. The average award amount is $25,000.  MAP supports most direct costs related to the conception, creation and premiere of a new work. These include but are not limited to commissioning fees and artists’ salaries, research costs, rehearsal and workshop expenses, promotion, and audience outreach and production costs up to and including the premiere run of the work.

Letter of Intent Deadline: October 15, 2010, 2pm EST

Invited Proposals: January 10, 2011

Link: http://mapfund.org/about.html

Convergence Is Back

by Joe Andrukaitis

When I first began working with the MALS and IDS office this summer, I was given the task of redesigning our programs’ print newsletter, Convergence.  The newsletter had been on hiatus for some time, and our goal was to get a new, revamped version into mailboxes by the beginning of Autumn Quarter.  Now after a few months of assembling information and experimenting with layouts, I’m happy to say the Autumn 2010 issue of Convergence has gone to print.

If you’re a student, alumnus, or faculty member associated with our program, you should expect to receive your copy in the mail any day now.  In future issues, we’d like to keep you updated on changes within our programs as well as the professional accomplishments of our distinguished alumni.  If you have any news you’d like to share with the MALS and IDS communities, we encourage you to contact our office with the details.

Below is a link to a .PDF version of our Autumn 2010 issue.

http://las.depaul.edu/ids/docs/Programs/Convergence-Autumn-2010.pdf

 

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