Opera/New Opera Program: Project Grants
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.
Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 269.1 KB].
This program supports the activities of Canadian professional opera/new opera companies in their community by contributing financial assistance through Project Grants or Operating Grants.
Project Grants assist with selected costs associated with a particular opera/new opera activity or event taking place in a defined and concentrated period of time, with a particular interest for initiatives involving Canadian creation, development of young audiences and outreach/dissemination.
Operating Grants provide ongoing support to the overall activities and organizational structure of opera/new opera companies on a multi-year or annual basis.
Note: The operating grants component of this program has its own guidelines and application form.
If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day. Your completed application and all required support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.
Grants will be awarded based on a competitive process. A peer assessment committee will recommend funding priorities and establish the amount of the Canada Council’s contribution to the proposed activities of successful applicants.
Project grants are available annually and each request is subject to peer assessment. Recurring support is not guaranteed every year.
Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.
Professional, not-for-profit, incorporated Canadian opera/new opera companies, music organizations and other production companies are eligible to apply for support. Unincorporated artists’ collectives are also eligible to apply providing that they operate on a not-for-profit basis. All applicants must engage professional artistic and administrative personnel.
James Missen or Daniel Swift
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4243 or 5248
TTY : 1-866-585-5559