Program

Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors

Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors support Professional Company Members in hiring women for key artistic leadership roles.

OPERA America believes that American audiences benefit from the creative perspectives, experiences, and talent of women in all facets of opera production.

Stage Director and Conductor Grants respond to the underrepresentation of stage directors and conductors who identify as women. They advance gender parity in the field by incentivizing opera companies to hire women for these roles.

Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors are supported by the Marineau Family Foundation.

Grant Details

Stage Director and Conductor Grants support up to 50 percent of contract fees, up to $10,000, for female stage directors or conductors hired for the first time by applicant companies.

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.