Women of the Year
The composers of eight new operas have been awarded a total of $100,000 through OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program. These Discovery Grants, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, will help to fund the composers’ development processes. Since its inception in 2013, the Opera Grants for Female Composers program has awarded a total of $600,000 to both composers and opera companies in support of works by women. The program was conceived to increase gender equity among artists composing for the operatic medium, as well as to raise awareness of talented female composers.
The next round of awards, to be issued this summer, will be Commissioning Grants, which provide opera companies with up to $50,000 in support of commissioning fees to female composers. Visit Grants & Awards to learn more.