Opera

Opera

Opera is a multifaceted art form that comprises music and text to move a story or dramatic concept forward. The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to advancing the highest levels of operatic artistry across the nation's cultural landscape.

Opera Fact Sheet

Staff

Music & Opera Director

Ann Baker
Ann Meier Baker was appointed the director of Music & Opera at the National Endowment for the Arts in January...

Staff

Georgianna Paul
Opera Specialist, paulg@arts.gov

Recent Grants

Medal of Arts

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.

Podcasts

John Adams head shot
Composer, Conductor, and 2009 NEA Opera Honoree

Lifetime Honors

Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government and is awarded by the President of the United States.

Publications

The devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 dramatically exposed the vulnerability of the arts and cultural sector in emergency preparedness and emergency response. To strengthen the understanding and readiness of...
The 2016 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Organizations,...