Opera America Announces IDEA Opera Grants

Opera America has annonced IDEA Opera grants, a new program to promote composers and liberettists of color.

Two grants will be awarded to composer-librettist teams that identify as African, Latinx, Arab, Asian or Native American and have U.S. citizenship, permanent residence or DACA status. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to create theatrical works for the trained voice and instrumental ensemble.

Each winning team will receive up to $12,500 to advance their work through workshops, readings or other developmental activities. Grantees will also receive a high-quality video portrait of the team and their work for promotional use.

Applications are due September 9.

Read the full release and apply here >>

Published: July 03, 2019