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The purpose of this fund is to provide urgent funds to opera artists experiencing immediate cash shortages for basic necessities as a result of lost engagements in the wave of mass cancellations due to COVID-19. Following our artist survey last week, we discovered that 12% of respondents were already at risk of not being able to afford basic necessities like food.  Here is the link to the...
OPERA.CA RESPONDS   To all Opera.ca members, stakeholders and opera artists in Canada,   After the overwhelming response to our weekend survey on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the opera sector, Opera.ca responded to the Government of Canada with the following letter describing the impact and making recommendations for urgent relief funds for artist and arts organizations so they...
Last updated: March 31, 2020, 5:12pm   This document was designed to provide factual information and updates on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the opera sector and for updates on resources for artists and community members. This document should not be a substitute for official information from public health authorities. Any questions, feedback, updates, or additional information...
ADVOCACY ALERT Attention Opera Artists! Opera.ca to appeal for emergency federal support of artists and companies and your feedback is needed  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQSB5KK Respond by March 16 at 11:59pm EDT Aid initiatives needed to ensure the survival of the opera sector in Canada and to provide critical financial support for thousands of artists In light of recent...
Baritone Russell Braun honoured with Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance Congratulations to baritone Russell Braun, the recipient of the Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance from the Ontario Arts Council. The award recognizes an outstanding Canadian performer or conductor in the field of classical music who has appeared on Canadian concert stages and...
OPERA Conference 2020 in Seattle WA OPERA America’s Annual Conference 2020, hosted by Seattle Opera, will celebrate the achievements of the industry over the past fifty years and engage the field in discussion of the next half century. Early-Bird Registration runs through February 29, 2020. Sign up early to receive the greatest discounts and lock in team rates. (Sign up or learn more)  ...
Business/Arts Executive Leadership Program Business/Arts is now accepting applications for our new Executive Leadership Program. The Business/Arts Executive Leadership program is a new one year program open to 10 arts leaders across Canada who are currently leading organizations with a budget of $700,000 or more. The goal of the program is to provide leadership and career development...
Announcing the Opera Civic Impact Framework At the start of our milestone 20th Anniversary, Opera.ca is pleased to present the Opera Civic Impact Framework, a result of our 5-year strategic plan, Charting Our Civic Impact. Developed in conjunction with Good Roots Consulting and several key opera company members, the Opera Civic Impact Framework reflects the current civic practices of...
Elba Haid, Chair of Manitoba Opera's Board of Trustees Opera.ca is proud to announce the 2020 recipient of the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award, Elba Haid, Chair of Manitoba Opera's Board of Trustees. Now in its twelfth year, the National Opera Directors Recognition Award highlights the tenets of good governance, celebrates models of volunteer excellence, and raises the bar for...
Canada Council’s Qualitative Impact Framework Canada Council for the Arts has recently published a Qualitative Impact Framework. This framework is the result of their 2016 Strategic Plan, Shaping a New Future, as well as a major research project to better understand, document and explain the value and impact of the arts sector. View the Qualitative Impact Framework HERE.    ...

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