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opera.agency POLICIES STATEMENT

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

opera.agency is a welcoming and supportive programme and community for all interested in supporting emerging creative practice in Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond. We want opera.agency to be a safe and approachable space for everyone, regardless of nation, background or status.

We believe that more diverse communities and collaborations make for better work, more inclusive and more ethical approaches, and more pleasant environments for all to participate.

We welcome you to be part of opera.agency regardless of your age, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background, (dis)ability (visible or hidden, physical or mental), sexuality, religion or belief. We will not tolerate discriminatory practices in our own work or in the work of those we support.

We know that people are complex and may face intersectional challenges in their creative careers, particularly in creative fields with long standing inequalities challenges. We particularly welcome responses to our opportunities that directly challenge the status quo.

We recognise that we may need to provide additional support to help reduce barriers to participating in opera.agency events, funding strands, etc. Where we can see opportunities for additional support we will always offer this, and we also ask that you tell us if you see opportunities for us to support you.

We will be accountable for these values and ask you to help us do that. We will always ask for and welcome feedback and ensure this does shape our future actions to make opera.agency truly inclusive and open to all.

If you would like to discuss your own needs, or highlight something we could do better to serve the community, we welcome all communication via our email address office AT opera DOT agency. We will handle all queries in confidence where needed and/or requested.

If you have any questions about opera.agency’s compliance with legal duties associated with equality, diversity and inclusion, including the Equalities Act 2010, please contact us.

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