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 to produce as part of their upcoming seasons.

OPERA America believes that American audiences benefit from the creative perspectives, experiences, and stories of women presented on stages nationwide. Commissioning Grants advance gender parity in the field by incentivizing opera companies to program new works by women composers in their seasons.

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.

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