The Association for Opera in Canada’s Opera Artist Emergency Relief Fund provides urgent funds to opera artists experiencing immediate cash shortages for basic necessities as a result of lack of opportunities to work due to mass cancellations and COVID-19. We aim to respond swiftly and to help as many opera artists who are in dire need as we can based on available funds.
You are eligible to apply if you meet all the following criteria:
- You are an opera artist who has completed their basic training (Eg a singer, a pit musician, lighting designer, etc)
- You earn some of your money through professional opera gigs and have you lost that income
- You are in immediate need.
- You are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY FUND FOR OPERA ARTISTS WHO CANNOT AFFORD BASIC NECESSITIES
It is meant as a temporary stop gap measure for when government support has been exhausted. In order to serve demand, the maximum available will be $750 per artist.
We thank the Azrieli Foundation and the support of numerous individuals for continuing to keep the fund active.