New Works Featured Presentation Grants
New Works Featured Presentation Grants support new work performances, readings, and workshops presented by Professional Company Members in conjunction with the New Works Forum.
OPERA America’s New Works Forum is the pre-eminent national convening dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of new American operas produced and performed across the country.
Featured Presentations are intended to expand and diversify the range of new works presented at the New Works Forum beyond those presented by New York-based companies as part of their public seasons.
New Works Featured Presentation Grants are supported by the Mellon Foundation.
New Works Featured Presentation Grants support the presentation of full productions, workshops, showcases, or readings alongside the New Works Forum, with awards of up to $10,000.
Eligibility: OPERA America’s Professional Company Members based in the United States may apply.
Professional Company Member staff can log in to view grant guidelines and application timelines. To learn about becoming a Professional Company Member, visit Organizational Membership.
Meet the Grantees
|The American Opera Project||Letters That You Will Not Get: Women’s Voices from the Great War|
|Houston Grand Opera||Another City|
|Opera On Tap||The Singing Cabinet of Mathilde LeBeau|
|White Snake Projects||A Survivor's Odyssey|
|Boston Lyric Opera||desert in|
|Decameron Opera Coalition||Tales from a Safe Distance|
|Opera Orlando||The Secret River|
|White Snake Projects||Death by Life|
|The American Opera Project||Marymere|
|Cincinnati Opera||Castor and Patience|
|Spoleto Festival & The American Opera Project||Omar|
|Music-Theatre Group||HATUEY: Memory of Fire|
|Houston Grant Opera||The Phoenix|
With Samford University and Seagle Music Colony
|The Ghosts of Gatsby|
|UrbanArias||The Last American Hammer|
|Opera Memphis||The Falling and the Rising|
|American Lyric Theater||Alumni Concert|
|Juventas New Music Ensemble||Freedom Ride|
|Nautilus Music-Theater||Untold Lies|
|Tri-Cities Opera||Marie Begins|
|Wolf Trap Opera||Listen, Wilhelmina!|