New Works Exploration Grants
New Works Exploration Grants provide travel and lodging support to representatives of OPERA America Professional Company Members to attend a performance or workshop of a new American work. During the trip, the recipient must meet with the creative artists and administrators 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 FY2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014); however, the total amount granted to a single company cannot exceed $2,000 during the year.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 1, 2014
To apply, please read the guidelines and instructions available here
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development
Repertoire Development grants assist OPERA America Professional Company Members (PCMs) and their partners in meeting the special costs incurred by developing and producing new North American opera and music-theater. The grant may be used to offset creative fees, recording expenditures for evaluation and archival purposes or other costs associated with the development of a new opera/music-theater work, including but not limited to:
- Lab productions
PCMs may apply as a sole applicant or as part of a consortium. Grant range:
- Up to $65,000 for consortium support
- Up to $35,000 for sole applicant support
Intent to apply deadline: August 21, 2013
| Full application deadline: October 9, 2013
2013-2014 Repertoire Development Grant Guidelines (PDF)
2013-2014 Repertoire Development Application Questions (PDF)
All applications must be submitted online at grants.operaamerica.org
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.
Applications are addressed on a first-come, first-served basis in advance of each respective forum meeting.
Stipend applications are available through forum registration. To learn more, click here
FUTURE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
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 The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
- January 2014 – Building Opera Audiences
- August 2014 – The Opera Fund: Audience Development
- August 2014 – The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase