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Repertoire Development Grants

Repertoire Development Grants assist Professional Company Members and their partners in the development and production of new North American operas and music-theater works.

OPERA America’s multi-decade support of new work has helped make contemporary opera integral to the repertoire in communities across the country. Premieres have expanded beyond artistic events to become civic milestones. Through solo initiatives and multi-company consortia, Repertoire Development Grants continue to bring new voices and stories to the art form.

Repertoire Development Grants are supported by OPERA America’s Opera Fund, which was launched by the National Endowment for the Arts, with support from The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Lee Day Gillespie, Lloyd and Mary Ann Gerlach, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation.

Grant Details

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

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.

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