Opera Bonds: An Exploration around the Possibilities of Social Finance for the Opera Sector

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Feb 29, 2024 01:00 PM

Through funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Association for Opera in Canada has partnered with Social Innovation Canada to explore connections between the opera sector and the impact investment world.

This engaging conversation will cover the potential for an Opera Bond, the landscape for social finance in Canada and tangible examples of successful social finance initiatives in the arts.

There will be an opportunity for all participants to engage actively in the session in breakouts to share thoughts and feedback on how repayable capital might meet their needs and to shape the creation of the Opera Bond.


Andrea Nemtin, CEO Social Innovation Canada

Christina Loewen, ED, Association for Opera in Canada

Case Studies

Rudy Ruttimann, formerly of SKETCH Working Arts

Jane Bisbee, Executive Director at Social Enterprise Fund, Edmonton, Alberta

Who should attend?

Opera company leadership in areas of revenue generation and civic impact

Opera company board members

Independent artists and producers