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 2023 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. The winter forum will take place between January 10 and 14, 2023, at the National Opera Center in New York City.

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.

Grant Details

New Works Featured Presentation Grants support the presentation of full productions, workshops, showcases, or readings alongside the 2023 New Works Forum, with awards of up to $10,000.

How to Apply

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.

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