Michigan Opera Theatre Receives Major Gift From NEA

By David Salazar

Michigan Opera Theatre has announced that it has received $50,000 in grant support from the National Endowment for Arts.

The grant is part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act. It will be used to support contracting ensembles of the company’s Studio Artists, orchestra musicians, and vocalists.

This is the second major grant that the company has received in weeks. Back in June, the company announced that it had received $175, 000 from the National Endowment for Humanities to support its digital programming campaign.

“Artists and arts organizations across the country are struggling with the loss of revenue due to performance cancellations. Through this grant, the federal government has affirmed its commitment to the arts sector in our community. We are appreciative for the recognition and support that will be available to our performers,” said MOT President and CEO Wayne S. Brown in a press release. “The health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff remain our top priority, and we look forward to when we can safely re-convene at the Detroit Opera House.”

Michigan Opera Theatre has recently announced that it will be relaunching a 2020-21 season that includes performances at the Detroit Opera House as well as other venues.