Foundation / Corporation
OPERA America, supported by Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Grants to USA and Canada member companies for projects that lead to new and more frequent attendance at opera performances. Letters of Intent are due by December 16. Funding is intended to assist new initiatives and existing programs that cultivate new attendees, retain current or lapsed audiences, and foster deeper loyalty among existing patrons.
Grants will be awarded in two categories:
1. Revolutionary Grants (up to $100,000)
This category is highly competitive and is intended to stimulate breakthrough ideas on a large scale. Applications will be evaluated based on the project’s capacity to create a pioneering model for audience building in the opera field. As many as two $100,000 grants will be awarded.
2. Innovation Grants (up to $40,000)
This category will support projects that are smaller in scope and carry significant capacity to advance the organization’s audience-building goals and impart learning to the rest of the field.
Applicants may apply for only one of the two funding categories.
GrantWatch ID#: 159201
Up to two Revolutionary Grants will be made.
Revolutionary Grants: Up to $100,000.
Innovation Grants: Up to $40,000.
Funded activities may not commence before May 1, 2015 and must be completed by August 31, 2016.
Companies may only apply for one year of support at a time. Applicants are invited to explain multi-year strategies that may extend beyond a single season, but grants will cover costs only within the stipulated timeframe.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please direct questions about this grant program to Patricia K. Johnson, director of marketing and communications, at PKJohnson@operaamerica.org.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;