Support the IOA
The International Opera Academy (IOA) was founded twenty-two years ago. Since then, more than 163 students from 37 different countries graduated from the programme. These last few years, the programme has been thoroughly restructured – which has resulted in an output of visibly higher quality.
The high quality of our educational programme is made possible through our many professional partners, who offer our students vitally important experiences in productions at an international level.
The patronage of our sponsors, however, remains indispensable. Their engagement allows students to focus more fully on their respective study trajectories. As the IOA’s outreach grows, its reputation also attracts students from countries with more precarious economic situations. To these students, extra financial help is most welcome.
Students can be supported through an annual scholarship or by helping them to finance living expenses during their studies in Ghent. Further, our programme can be sponsored by financing Masterclasses, or supporting concerts and productions. Other patronage formulas are open to negotiation. Funding is renewed upon agreement from the sponsor or patron.
If you are interested to join our group of sponsors and contribute to our students’ future, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
For the year 2023-2024, the International Opera Academy is grateful to receive financial support from:
Stichting Inspiratum (Axel Vervoordt, president), Delen Private Bank, Mr & Mrs Hans Schwab, Mrs Simonne Timmermans, Mr & Mrs Van Hool-Vuylsteke, Mr & Mrs Vande Vyvere-Depaepe and various sponsors wishing to remain anonymous.
For more information, please contact Freya Segers
(+32)9 233 24 30
Spontaneous gifts can be directed to:
International Opera Academy
BNP Paribas Fortis
IBAN BE05 0013 6009 3075