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Repertoire Development Grants

Repertoire Development Grants support OPERA America Professional Company Members and their partners in meeting the special costs incurred for developing new North American opera and music-theater works.

The grants support experimental forms of work and methods of producing new pieces in traditional and alternative performance venues. This grant program encourages diversity in all dimensions of a project, from the selection of the creative team and subject matter of the work to the casting of performing artists and technicians.

Repertoire Development Grants are made possible through the generosity of OPERA America’s Opera Fund, which provides financial and technical support to Professional Company Members of OPERA America and their partners as part of a broader effort to enhance the quality, quantity, and enjoyment of opera and music theater. The Opera Fund was launched by the National Endowment for the Arts and is funded by The Helen F. Whitaker Fund; Lee Day Gillespie; Lloyd and Mary Ann Gerlach; The Mellon Foundation; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Grant Details

Repertoire Development Grants are offered biennially with awards of up to $35,000 for sole applicants and up to $65,000 for consortium applicants.

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

For questions about applications or eligibility, contact us at Grants@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5236.