Young Artists Relief Fund-AFPOB Emergency campaign


During this extremely challenging period, many young artists are suffering, as they can no longer train or audition, and are likely to be struggling financially. To address this great need, American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet (AFPOB) has created a special emergency Fund to provide support for the future generation of dancers and singers during this unprecedented crisis and help them maintain hope as they pursue their aspirations and career goals.

A first series of grants of $2,500 has just been distributed to 21 young dancers from Boston Ballet School, Miami City Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School and School of American Ballet in the U.S., and the Paris Opera Ballet School and to 3 American Lyric singers at the Paris Opera Academy in France in 20/21 season.

We are in the process of funding these grants, so please consider contributing to AFPOB’s emergency Young Artist Relief Fund and help one or more dancers and singers as generously as you can. 

Gifts of any size will be impactful and will make a difference. Together we will successfully overcome this crisis and protect the future of our beloved art forms.

Thank you!

Discover the first list of Grantees we decided to award:

"This is the opportunity for me to keep developing the artist I am. I can conquer my future thanks to your generous support and practice my passion, getting the experience of my art."


  • James De Givenchy 
    • $1,000 
    • 1 mo
  • Denise Littlefield Sobel 
    • $5,000 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,500 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo


American Friends of the Paris Opera and Ballet 
New York, NY
American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet 
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