Support: Funders

Jonathan Berger's VisitationsPROTOTYPE 2014

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now receives leadership funding from:
• The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
With other generous support from:
• Amphion Foundation
• The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Cultural Exchange Program
• The Augustine Foundation
• BMI Foundation
• The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
• Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
• Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
• Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation
• Fresh Sound Foundation
• Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
• Howard Gilman Foundation
• Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts
• Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation
• OPERA America: Innovation Grants
• OPERA America: New Works Exploration Grants
• The Reed Foundation
• The Ted Snowdon Foundation
• Trust for Mutual Understanding
• Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Additional support is provided by:
• New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
• New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

PROTOTYPE receives generous corporate support from Meyer Sound and Edison Properties.




Fellow Travelers is a Cincinnati Opera Production. Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer and Cincinnati Opera. Co-presented with John Jay College of Criminal Justice and American Composers Orchestra.Fellow Travelers was developed through “Opera Fusion: New Works,” a joint venture between Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; a residency at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; and a residency at the Copland House, Cortlandt Manor, NY, as a recipient of the Copland House Residency Award. 

Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Schott Helicon Music Corporation, New York, publisher and copyright owner.

Acquanetta, is produced by Beth Morrison Projects in association with Bang on a Can and Trinity Church Wall Street. The world premiere chamber version of Acquanetta was commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects with lead commissioning support by Linda & Stuart Nelson.

The Echo Drift is commissioned, developed, and produced by American Opera Projects and PROTOTYPE. Co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center.

IYOV is made possible by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Black Inscription is a theatrical expansion of Lost City: Songs from a Changing Sea, which was funded by Visions and Voices at the University of Southern California.

Stranger Love is commissioned by Contemporaneous. The PROTOTYPE performance is made possible through the generous support of Beth Dawson.

Secrets is produced by Muziektheater Transparant and Aventura Musica, and co-produced by JazzLab Series and Operadagen Rotterdam. The PROTOTYPE presentation is co-presented with National Sawdust.

PROTOTYPE: Out of Bounds is made possible by an Opera America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation


Corporate Support

PROTOTYPE can provide corporations with a valuable platform for partnership. Because each company has different objectives, we customize benefits and recognition to meet your needs, including:

Brand alignment with two of the most innovative arts producers in New York City, the cultural capital of the world
Recognition in marketing collateral, press releases, and at events
Access to host private events at HERE, located in the heart of SoHo
Private events and talk-backs with artists for clients and guests
Complimentary tickets to attend performances

To learn more about corporate partnership opportunities, and for a complete prospectus please contact Brenna Thomas at 212-647-0202 x 326, or by email at