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Service Agreement / Special Relationship with OPERA America

Through a special fee for service arrangement with OPERA America, when you join AOC you can also access a broad range of services and information offered by OPERA America, connecting you to North America and around the world.

Membership Benefits at a Glance

AOC’s Membership Grid lays out the programs and benefits available for every category of membership.

COVID 2021/22 – Relief for Opera Artist Membership (ROAM)

As opera artists continue to face increased precarity and financial hardship, beginning October 14, 2021 AOC will enact a new membership dues policy – Relief for Opera Artist Membership (ROAM). While we are no longer able to offer dues relief across the board, ROAM will allow opera artists to access our programs and services regardless of their ability to pay.

  • $350-$15,000 Professional Company Member

    This category is defined in our bylaws as organizations that, in summary: 1) are registered non-profits or charities 2) have produced a staged / semi staged work (or digital equivalent) in the current year and each of the last two years 3) have at least one full time equivalent paid management staff 4) pay their artists.

    Fee level is allocated by budget size based on a tier and percentage formula.

    There is some room for flexibility. To learn more or schedule a conversation, please email membership@opera.ca.

  • $250 – Associate

    This category serves Indie Companies, Chamber Opera producers, Music Theatre and Musical Theatre producers and other related production companies and creation collectives, as well as performing arts presenting organizations that include opera in their seasons, ranging from smaller festivals to the National Arts Centre.

    To learn more about how we serve Associate members, email membership@opera.ca.

  • $300 – Business

    AOC Business members include Agents / Managers, Legal, HR, Organizational Management Consultants, Production, Fundraising and Transport services – the essential, often for-profit organizations and individuals who support the sector.

    To learn more about how we serve Business members, email membership@opera.ca.

  • $500 – Educational Producing Associate

    Ranging from larger university opera programs to summer opera institutes and Young Artist Training Programs, Educational Producing Associates are training grounds building the opera sector of tomorrow.

    To learn more about how we serve Educational Producing members, email membership@opera.ca.

  • $175 – Library Membership

    Providing Canadian Libraries and Library systems with access to official sector publications and member-restricted online resources.

    To learn more about how we serve Library members, email membership@opera.ca.

  • $100 – Opera Artist

    Opera artists (including choreographers, composers, conductors, creators / producers, dancers, designers, directors, dramaturgs, instrumentalists, librettist, singers, stage directors and all other artists involved in the creation and production of opera) join AOC for professional development opportunities, opportunities to network and build community within their sector, and to have a voice at the advocacy table, to influence policy-making.

    To learn more about Opera Artist membership, email membership@opera.ca.

  • $100 – Individual

    Individuals – ranging from donors, to the sector’s board members, to opera administrators and researchers – join to increase connection to their sector colleagues across the country.

    To learn more about Individual membership, email membership@opera.ca.

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