Sullivan Foundation

There are presently no open calls for applications.

2019 auditions will be held on November 10 and 11 in New York. 

About The Sullivan Foundation

The Foundation seeks exceptionally talented young singers who are still taking early steps, but, in the judgment of the screening panel, show promise for significant careers. Applicants must have completed their academic training, should have sung at least one professional engagement with full orchestral accompaniment, and must have a contract for a professional engagement with full orchestral accompaniment that opens after the audition dates.

The next Sullivan Foundation auditions will be held in New York City on November 10 and 11. Applicants must be available one of those two dates (no callbacks). Winners will receive Sullivan Awards, which were $10,000 in 2018, and the panel may also award smaller Career Development Grants. Winners are eligible for additional Role Preparation Grants to prepare new roles for the next five years. 

Click through to the online application below. All materials, including the letter of endorsement, must be received by September 10 for applications to be considered. For more information, visit or contact us at

Sullivan Foundation