The opera industry relies on a supportive network of national policies that strengthen the arts in American life.
OPERA America represents the interests of the opera community before the White House, Congress, and federal agencies. With advocacy partners in the arts and nonprofit sectors, we work to establish and strengthen federal policies in areas of arts funding, charitable giving, arts education, artist visas, and more.
At the local level, we encourage opera stakeholders and appreciators to take action as arts advocates, speaking out for the public value of opera in their own communities.
OPERA America is a founding member of the Performing Arts Alliance, the national policy advocate, leadership forum, and learning network for America’s nonprofit performing arts organizations, artists, and allies.