Artist on a mission

21 December 2018

Artist on a missionSWAP'ra is a vision for equity in the sector.

The under-representation of women in senior leadership roles - both creatively and administratively - is significant and the purpose of SWAP'ra is to explore the reasons for this imbalance and to find ways to champion and generate more opportunities for women in these roles. The organisation also aims to dismantle outdated attitudes towards the compatibility of parenthood and a career by celebrating the great many role model opera parents managing to do both and by working with opera companies to find ways of updating their working practices to make a career in opera more accessible for people with families and dependants (men and women). At Festival Opera, we know that each member of our company has their own passion and vision for the future, but it's exciting to bring a young singer in Anna, who is clearly committed to driving systemic change in the arts, and building a critical support framework for artists to be able to deliver both onstage and off.


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