Program

Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera

The Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera are a new initiative that recognizes the best work created for digital platforms and encourages further investment in this vibrant aspect of opera.

The program is made possible by a generous grant from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, with gratitude for the support of foundation trustees, Joe Erdman and Melissa Young. 

Open to individual producers and organizations in the U.S. and Canada, the Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera promote digital work as a continuing and important part of the opera enterprise. These awards will increase the standard of digital opera productivity by turning the spotlight on the best digital projects being created each year in four categories: Artistic Creation, Education/Enrichment Material, University/Conservatory Projects, and Noteworthy Projects 

The Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera are supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

Award Details

A winner will be awarded in each of the four categories — Artistic Creation, Education/Enrichment Material, University/Conservatory Projects, and Noteworthy Projects. The winners will receive a trophy in recognition of achievement. Winners will be announced at an OPERA America digital event and through media releases, and showcased on OPERA America’s website.

Eligibility: Submitted projects must have been available to the general public and/or a limited audience of ticket buyers between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. Organizational and individual creators based in the United States and Canada may submit up to two digital products across any/all categories for consideration.

Application Cycle
Application available online: July 2022
Application deadline: Deadline Extended
August 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Finalists announced: September 2022
Winners announced: October 2022
How to Apply

Review the guidelines and application questions before applying. All applications must be submitted through OPERA America’s grants dashboard.

Guidelines & Worksheets

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For questions about applications or eligibility, contact us at Grants@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5236.