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Education and Artist Training Summit: Opera’s Changing Worlds

Thank you to all the participants of’s Education and Artist Training Summit. The summit was an overwhelming success and with over 120 participants, it was not only’s largest event to date,  but also the most multi-generational! A huge thank you to Opera McGill, Opéra de Montréal and Musique 3 Femmes, as well as to Azrieli Foundation for their support of the Summit.
The Summit was an in-depth exploration of the increasingly diverse career paths for today’s emerging artists, opportunities for greater gender equity among opera creators and administrators, and more direct connection/communication between training programs, universities and the professional producing sector. Reports are being finalized and follow teleconference calls will be scheduled in November.

National Opera Directors Recognition Award

The annual National Opera Directors Recognition Award program honours one opera company board member for exemplary leadership and support on behalf of their respective opera company within their community. The selected honouree is celebrated in their community in addition to a special dinner in New York City in February, where they are joined by the US recipients of the National Opera Trustee Recognition Award.
The deadline to nominate a board member for this award is October 17, 2018.
Click here to learn more. AGM 2018: Giving Voice to Impact

Amplify your collective impact by joining your colleagues October 26-27, 2018 for's Annual General Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. The AGM is an opportunity to continue our collective journey of increasing opera's civic impact with hands-on sessions on evaluating impact, sampling existing evaluative models within the context of our civically-engaged opera practices, all while contributing to the development of a nation-wide framework for measuring opera's social and civic impact.

Governance Series on Diversity and Inclusive Practices

New at this year’s AGM, is presenting a special Governance Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on board composition, unconscious bias training, and inclusive practices. The Governance Seeries will be held on Saturday, October 27, guided by one of Canada’s leading diversity and inclusion strategists and facilitators, Alden Habacon.