A program of OPERA America, the national service organization for the field of opera, The Opera Fund provides technical and financial support to OPERA America Professional Company Members, individual artists and others. These grants are part of a North American effort to enhance the quality, quantity and creativity of new opera and music-theater. One award category is available this year:
The goals of the program are to: enhance the vitality of opera and music-theater in North America through the creation and production of new works; develop a deeper and broader appreciation on the part of the general public for opera and music-theater companies; and encourage creative artists who will write and interpret new works.
Online applications will be available beginning in July 2012. Read the above guidelines and application questions thoroughly before proceeding to the online application. All applicants are required to submit an Intent to Apply Form. Intent to Apply Forms for both programs must be submitted on this site by August 24, 2012 and all final applications must be submitted on this site no later than October 8, 2012.