NEXT STAGE GRANTS

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In 2021, FEDORA and Opera Europa launched the Next Stage Initiative to trigger change and recovery in the opera and dance sector. This initiative provides financial support and skills development to boost innovation through sustainability, inclusivity, and digital transformation.

The Next Stage Grants will financially support the projects that help create new industry standards and opportunities. The jury will evaluate how innovative, collaborative, transformative, feasible and scalable the project are. Moreover, through the Next Stage Forums, professional development and trainings will be given to the management and artistic teams to boost knowledge sharing and peer-learning in the fields.

In summer 2021, the international management consulting company Kearney, conducted a pro-bono study with 100 opera houses and dance companies all over Europe in order to identify challenges, opportunities and best practices for the future of opera and dance.

TIMELINE

Call for Applications
(1 month)

Mar 2022

Pre-selection
Announcement

Düsseldorf, Germany
Apr 2022

Jury Meeting

May 2022

Next Stage Grant
Recipients Announcement

Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 2022

Impact Report

2023

AREAS OF IMPACT

Sustainability

Grants will reward projects that implement:
  • Green initiatives increasing eco responsibility
  • Decreasing carbon footprint
  • Practices encouraging circular economy

Inclusivity

Grants will reward projects that implement:
  • Inclusive initiatives encouraging equal opportunities
  • Showcasing and promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Improving accessibility at diverse levels

Digital Transformation

Grants will reward projects that implement:
  • Digital initiatives driving efficiency
  • Creative opportunities through smart tech innovation
  • Revenue generation and cost savings through new technology

APPLICATIONS

*Projects may be positioned under multiple areas of impact.

Project led by

With the support of

  • A Private Foundation

In collaboration with pro-bono Expert Partner

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