New Works Forum at Opera Conference 2013 Travel Stipends
Thanks to the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, OPERA America is pleased to offer a limited number of travel subsidies to members attending this year’s New Works Forum and New Works Sampler
, planned in conjunction with Opera Conference 2013
in Vancouver, B.C., from May 7-11. OPERA America organizational members in good standing who live more than 150 miles from Vancouver may request a travel subsidy of up to $500. Only one stipend will be awarded per company. Stipends will be awarded in the order in which requests are received until funds are expended. For more information and to apply, please read the guidelines and fill out the PDF form available here
Deadline: April 29, 2013
New Works Exploration Grants
New Works Exploration Grants provide support to representatives of OPERA America Professional Company Members who wish to travel to another city to attend a performance or workshop of a new American work and meet with the creative artists and administrators who are responsible for the piece’s creation. The goals of the program are to broaden awareness of new North American opera and music-theater works across the field and create relationships among opera companies interested in pursuing the creation and production of new works. Grants cover the cost of transportation and lodging. There is no limit to the number of grants a company may receive during FY2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 ); however, the total amount granted to a single company cannot exceed $2,000 during the year.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 1, 2013.
Forum Travel Stipends
OPERA America’s new Strategic Plan, New Challenges, New Opportunities, New Capacities: 2010 – 2015
, calls for the establishment of a more dynamic partnership with members to identify broad trends and generate ideas that respond to challenges and opportunities. Forums have been established in critical artistic and administrative areas to increase the breadth and depth of member involvement in discussion of critical issues and actions OPERA America can take to respond to them. OPERA America is pleased to offer a limited number of travel subsidies to members attending this year’s meetings of the Electronic Media Forum, Education Forum, Singer Training Forum and Technical/Production Forum.
Application deadline: Applications are addressed on a first-come, first-served basis in advance of each respective forum meeting.
Grant categories available in future seasons:
The Opera Fund: Audience Development
MetLife Foundation Music! Words! Opera! Teacher Training Program
OPERA America’s grant opportunities are made possible through the generosity of
Opera Fund donors and 40th Anniversary Annual Fund donors, The Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and MetLife Foundation.