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We began as an innovative hub for experimentation and you grew us into a community that champions artistic audacity.

Lots has changed but this remains:

Against the Grain is the spear tip of our sector.

We lead the charge of those under our charge.
We fortify our teams, forge ahead with their dreams, and foster the relationship between YOU and the art.

And this season, we are developing two substantial new works that need your support:

Indians on Vacation

A New Opera by Ian Cusson and Royce Vavrek
Based on the book by Thomas King

A Cross-Canada Collaboration and Co-Commission with Edmonton Opera

Indians on Vacation will be developed over the next few years through workshops at the Yukon Arts Centre and across Canada.

Upcoming Workshops:
January 2024: U of T Opera
June 2024: Banff Centre Chamber Music and Opera: Interplay

Your donation will grow this project from a 10 minute scene to a fully-staged, 70-minute production.



Identity — Live Presentation

A New Song Cycle by Dinuk Wijeratne and Shauntay Grant
Starring Elliot Madore

An artistic exploration of Self

Following its successful digital release, AtG is supporting the development of a live presentation set to premiere in Toronto.

Your donation will nurture new material and adapt the beloved digital work for the stage.


We are a passionate home for today’s opera creators and the audiences inspired by their work.
Help push the form forward — Donate to AtG today!