The Fonds Experimentelles Musiktheater (feXm), established in 2005 on the initiative of the NRW KULTURsekretariat and in cooperation with the Kunststiftung NRW, enables actors from the independent scene to realise music theatre projects at German municipal theatres. Focused primarily on the diverse formats of contemporary music theatre beyond the traditional opera form, it is still the only initiative for the promotion of experimental music theatre in the German-speaking world.
Since 2018, NOperas! has significantly expanded the dimensions and visibility of feXm: within a period of three seasons, it unites three theatres in three cities – also outside NRW – to jointly develop one music theatre project per season and to show it on all three stages.
Based on open calls for proposals in the spring in the field of independent theatre and music theatre, the projects for NOperas! are selected by a jury of experts in the summer.