FEDORA opens applications for innovative opera and dance projects

The FEDORA Prizes Biennale 2025 is now open for applications, inviting organisations working with emerging artists to submit proposals for innovative projects in opera
and dance.

With generous support from its sponsors, FEDORA offers up to €300,000 to fund artistic and innovative work. Initiated by Jérôme-François Zieseniss, the FEDORA Prizes encourage the next generation of talent to bring the unexpected to the stage by providing financial backing in four distinct categories:

  • Opera (€100,000), supported by The Silver Company in collaboration with Opera Europa
  • Dance (€100,000), supported by Van Cleef & Arpels in collaboration with Opera Europa
  • Education (€50,000), supported by CARLARA (Carbonnier Lamaze Rasle & Associés) in collaboration with RESEO (European Network for Opera, Music and Dance Education)
  • Digital (€50,000), supported by Kearney in collaboration with IMZ International Music + Media Centre

These prizes seek to fund ground-breaking projects that promote international collaboration, creativity, social integration, intercultural dialogue and digital innovation.

Applications are open to organisations seeking funding for opera and dance projects with emerging artists, scheduled for premiere between June 2025 and December 2026. 

FEDORA – The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet is a non-profit association, founded in Paris in 2013, committed to supporting and contributing to the future of opera and dance in Europe.The FEDORA Prizes Biennale competition is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.

The deadline for submissions is 3 May, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit fedora-platform.com/prizes-and-grants/fedora-prizes-biennale