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.
TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION, WE FOCUS ON THREE KEY PILLARS OF ACTIVITY:
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
PiPa Research Opportunity
Have your say and help future strategies for parents and carers in performance
PiPA is currently investigating Work Life Balance, Diversity and Caring Responsibilities in Classical Music. Following our sector-wide survey earlier this year, we are concluding this research by conducting a series of 1-to-1 interviews. Throughout these interviews, PiPA will delve deeper into perceptions of a 'good and ideal performer,' how caring comes into this and some of the perceived barriers to providing support.
This research is supported by Help Musicians UK, Musicians Union, Association of British Orchestras, Liverpool Philharmonic, SWAP’ra, Black Lives in Music and UK Music.
Get in touch with SWAP'ra to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.