Civic Practice Grants for Operas

Posted by National Opera Center of America on September 3, 2018

OPERA America Accepting Applications for Civic Practice Grants

Through the Opera Fund, the National Opera Center of America provides financial and technical support to its U.S. Professional Company Members and their partners as part of a broader effort to enhance the quality, quantity, and enjoyment of opera and music theater.

To advance this mission, the Opera Fund is accepting Letters of Intent for its Civic Practice Grants program, which builds on learning from nearly two decades of audience development projects and the recent work of the Civic Action Group funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The program is designed to help U.S. Professional Company Members (PCMs) of OPERA America and their partners develop new and/or deeper relationships that lead to mutual understanding, sustained collaboration, shared projects, and programming that emerges from those interconnections.

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded in support of opera company efforts to learn more about civic priorities within their communities, to develop relationships with leading arts and non-arts organizations and their leaders, and to discover and deliver services that strengthen the community as well as the visibility and trust of the opera company within it. Successful applications will demonstrate that mutually beneficial community partnerships are ongoing and seek more than short-term gain as measured through ticket sales or fundraising.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than September 10. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by October 2, 2018.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the OPERA America website.

Deadline: September 10, 2018 (Letters of Intent)

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