NEA Approves CARES Act Funding for Long Beach Opera

By David Salazar

Long Beach Opera has been approved for $50,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act Funding.

The funding was approved by the National Endowment for the Arts with the intention of providing support to the organization so it can cover personnel and facility costs.

“We are pleased for this endorsement from the NEA as we continue our work to present our 2021 ‘Season of Solidarity’ beginning January 2021 as planned by our Interim Artistic Advisor Yuval Sharon,” Jennifer Rivera, C.E.O. and Executive Director of Long Beach Opera said in a press release. “Creativity, hope, and collaboration – including with our federal, state and local governments — are now more important than ever.”

The NEA received over 3,100 eligible applications requesting $157 million of an available $45 million.