The ultimate aim is to foster an environment in which a female CEO, Music Director, Artistic Director, Conductor, Composer or Librettist is no longer noteworthy

SWAP’ra was established in 2018 to redress unconscious gender bias and to provide a supportive platform to effect positive change for women and parents in opera.


We aim to be a catalyst for change by opening a significant dialogue with artists and administrators at both grassroots and organisational level. 


SWAP'ra Emergency Fund

Helping Artists during COVID-19

We know that Covid 19 has made life in the performing arts incredibly difficult, with the loss of expected performing and teaching income having both financial and mental health implications.  


Therefore SWAP’ra has created an Emergency Fund which aims to help alleviate some of the financial stress that our colleagues are under.  The fund will be allocated on a needs basis, with emergency grants of up to £1000.

To apply, click here

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Registered Charity in England and Wales, UK: Charity No. 1185454

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