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. 

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PiPa Research Opportunity

Have your say and help future strategies for parents and carers in performance

PiPA are running a series of focus groups in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, Help Musicians UK, Musicians Union, Liverpool Philharmonic and SWAP’ra to better understand the lived experience of classical musicians, composers, singers and conductors who also have parental and/or caring responsibilities. 

We are looking for 36 participants to take part in one of three focus groups of 12 participants each during the week commencing 7th June 2021. All focus groups will take part on Teams and will last no longer than 90 minutes.

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Please consider supporting SWAP'ra with a donation

SWAP'ra would like to thank the following organisations for their support: 

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Get in touch with SWAP'ra to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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