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Civic Practice Grants

Civic Practice Grants help Professional Company Members and their partners develop new and/or deeper relationships that lead to mutual understanding, sustained collaboration, shared projects, and programs that emerge from interconnections.

The grants are intended to support opera company efforts to learn more about civic priorities within their communities, to develop relationships with leading arts and non-arts organizations and their leaders, and to discover and deliver programs that serve the community as well as the presence and trust of the opera company within it.

Civic Practice Grants are supported by OPERA America's Opera Fund, which was launched by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the Helen F. Whitaker Fund and the Mellon Foundation.

Grant Details

Civic Practice Grants are offered biennially with awards of up to $30,000.

Eligibility: OPERA America’s Professional Company Members based in the United States and Canada can apply.

 How to Apply

Professional Company Member staff can log in to view grant guidelines and application deadlines. To learn about becoming a Professional Company Member, visit Organizational Membership.

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