Opera Omaha Receives $200K in Grant Awards

By David Salazar

Opera Omaha has announced that it will receive $200,000 in Grant Funding for its Holland Community Opera Fellowship program from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town Grant and The Hearst Foundations.

The Holland Community Opera Fellowship is a program that brings entrepreneurial artists to live and work in Omaha for two seasons while they collaborate with community leaders and organizations to create and implement unique projects.

“Our work with the community through the Holland Opera Community Fellowship is more imperative now than ever before,” said Opera Omaha General Director Roger Weitz in a press release. “We are truly grateful for the continued partnerships with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Hearst Foundations that allow us to magnify our impact in Omaha and beyond.”

Opera Omaha will receive $100,000 from the Our Town Award and an additional $100,000 from The Hearst Foundations.