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“Pirates” receives highest ever NEA grant!

Opera for the Young received its first grant from the NEA in 2000, and since then has received substantial annual support for our programs. Our upcoming adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance will receive OFTY‘s largest award yet – $22,000 towards the 2019/2020 school tour. We’re honored by the NEA’s confidence in our program and can’t wait to share our new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedic masterpiece!


National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.


“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as Opera for the Young are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”