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Opera Grants for Women Composers: Commissioning Grants

Opera Grants for Women Composers: Commissioning Grants support Professional Company Members in commissioning new operatic works by women composers.

OPERA America believes that different perspectives, cultural histories, life experiences, and personal stories enrich the operatic repertoire. OPERA America is committed to supporting creators who reflect the diversity of the nation.

Opera Grants for Women Composers are supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Grant Details

Commissioning Grants support up to 50 percent of composers’ commissioning fees with awards of up to $50,000.

Eligibility: OPERA America’s Professional Company Members based in the United States 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.

Meet the Grantees