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AOC provides a united voice to governments and policy makers at all levels. Through ongoing relationship building, networking and appropriate non-partisan interventions, we ensure that the interests of its members and the broader Canadian opera sector are understood and considered. Through various initiatives, we raise the profile of the Canadian opera sector with its various stakeholders, including funders, opera audiences and the general public.
AOC’s enews is published once per week, offering a chance to stay updated with your sector.
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Upcoming Performances and Events
For more information, contact General Manager Joel Klein email@example.com
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Canadian Grant Calendar
A calendar of upcoming Canadian federal grants
Opera Artist Emergency Relief Fund
A fund to provide relief to artists struggling with the effects fo the COVID crisis.
Co-production Loan Program
A fund to encourage and facilitate co-production among Professional Company Members
Artist Development Programs
AOC’s Artist Development Programs are a professional development series designed to help artists at all stages feel more confident pursuing multifaceted careers.
Sector-wide Professional Development Programs
- Leadership Intensive (on hold in Canada in 2021/22 due to COVID)
- AOC offers varied professional Development Programs from time to time for workers and volunteers throughout the sector.
Our current and Upcoming Sessions are:
Equity Readiness for Senior Leaders in Opera – With Nicole McVan and Tanya Rumble
Governance Series in Equity and Inclusive Practices for Opera Company Board Members – with Alden E. Habacon
Through ongoing relationship building, networking and appropriate interventions, AOC works to ensure that the interests of its members and the broader Canadian opera sector are understood and considered.
Regular gatherings include:
- Biweekly General Director’s Call
- Annual General Meeting
- Annual Summit (On hold due to COVI-19)
Occasional gatherings have included
- Gatherings of University Opera Program Directors
- Affinity Gatherings Across Silos (eg Canadian Communications Directors with Indie Company artistic / General Directors; Young Artist Program Directors with Performance Training Program Directors etc)
View the full list of upcoming gatherings here: