Information for Opera Artists
The OAR Program will be available to any opera artist or independent arts worker working in opera regardless of their membership status with AOC. Each component offers a participation honorarium scaled to the length of the work. The program will be carried out now until mid-March 2023.
The Opera Artist Resilience Program will be available to any professional opera artist (examples: performers, directors, designers, etc.) regardless of their membership status with AOC.
For the purposes of this program, Independent/Self-Employed Opera Artists are defined as those who:
- are professional opera artists (examples: performers, directors, designers),
- have a recent history (between 2017-2022) of earning professional fees from artistic engagements,
- can demonstrate these professional engagements from 2017-2022 (through their CV), and
- are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Please note that students, in general, are not eligible for this program as it is specifically for workers who are already in the sector and lost employment due to the pandemic. Should you have a question about your eligibility please reach out to email@example.com.
All program participants will receive a one-year membership, at no cost.
Please fill out the following form: https://airtable.com/shrSTssUfIfDB4kzi
Should you have any questions or need support with the form please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our coordinators will respond to you.
All applications will receive a response. It is our intention to fund all eligible applications until our funding runs out. Please note that not every applicant will be deemed eligible, and it is not guaranteed that all eligible applicants will receive placements and / or funding.
Once your application has been processed, depending on the stream you have chosen, you will be sent a link to a database of opportunities. Once you have found an opportunity you are interested in and confirmed with the supervisor of the opportunity that it is a match, OAR Program Coordinators will send an agreement along to both parties.
We cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the mentor or placement of your choice, we will endeavor to match all interested artists to placement in their areas of interest.
Should you not find what you are looking for in the database, please be in touch with our OAR Coordinators at email@example.com to discuss options.
Upon completion of your opportunity, you will fill out a brief evaluation survey, after which time your fee will be sent to you.