Essential Opera launches survey on systemic issues that limit equity and belonging in our industry. Deadline September 15, 2023

Essential Opera, an indie producer of live and filmed opera based in the Maritimes, will be facilitating a series of conversation sessions on the topics of equity and belonging in the fields of Western opera/classical voice. These community chats will take place in the coming fall, culminating with in-person/hybrid sessions in Halifax. Essential Opera will provide a travel and accommodation allowance to facilitate in-person participation in Halifax.

EO has launched a survey to find participants to discuss the systemic issues that limit equity and belonging in our industry, and ways forward:

Please share your interest by filling out the survey by September 15. Participants and facilitators will be invited following the survey.

This program is funded in part by a Canada Council for the Arts Strategic Initiative Seed Grant, and as such, is designed to be the very first stage of an action plan. Later stages will be defined by these community conversations.

Invitations to participate in and/or learn about some of these updates will be posted on social media and included in the company’s newsletter. You can follow EO’s socials, see what else they’re working on, or sign up for the newsletter here: