Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants support Professional Company Members in implementing innovative projects in opera’s most important areas of practice, including artistic vitality, audience experience, organizational effectiveness, and community connections.

Opera companies operate in a complex environment. They grapple with artistic trends, changing consumer behavior, increased competition for philanthropy, and immediate community needs. Yet, the multidisciplinary assets and collaborative nature of the art form lend themselves to success in innovation.

Innovation Grants foster progress in the industry by investing in experimentation and facilitating field-wide learning.

Innovation Grants are supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Grant Details

Innovation Grants support one- and two-year initiatives that introduce, adapt, or refine innovative practices with awards ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 per year, based on the size of the applicant’s organizational budget.

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