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OPA!

About Gluck OPA! Fellowships

OPA! (Outreach Performing Artist) fellowships are provided by the Gluck office to talented UCR undergraduate and graduate students who perform in public and community spaces around Riverside. OPA! fellowships are paid $125 in financial aid for each session, with a minimum one-hour commitment and a maximum 3-hour commitment per session.

All undergraduate and graduate students who are currently registered at UCR main campus are eligible to apply. (UCR Extension students are not eligible.)

We are looking for talented undergraduate and graduate students to audition and perform in public and community spaces around Riverside: actors, dancers, musicians, storytellers, solo acts, ensembles, etc. OPA! fellowships are granted based on an approved project proposal. Apply online, then contact the Gluck office for an audition: https://forms.gle/2Y9pGDaS8n3ge4TS9

OPA!s can be solo performers or an ensemble of students. Each participant earns one $125 OPA! fellowship per event. Multiple performances are possible throughout the year. There are no support funds for performers outside of the $125 fellowship.

OPA! fellowships are also given to UCR students for community arts outreach activities through selected student organizations. Participation in eligible student org activities includes arts outreach with Mosaic, Spotlight on Hope, Latinx Play Project, the Guardian Ambassadors, and more.

**If you are part of a student org, please contact your org's leadership for specific information about your OPA! schedule and paperwork. Contact the Gluck office if you have more questions!

After the Gluck office approves an OPA! program, students must fill out all required paperwork prior to the scheduled session. Please see the Fellow Resources page for the OPA! Handbook and all required forms. Performers must provide their own instruments, transportation, and other performance support.

If you have questions about the OPA! program, or you would like to schedule an audition, contact us or visit the Gluck office. The Gluck office is located in INTN 2027.