The Industry’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Industry is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access because we believe that representing a multiplicity of viewpoints makes our work and our culture stronger. The creation of The Industry stems from the belief that there are not enough diverse voices in opera, and, that for the art form to thrive, opera needs to represent and resonate with the contemporary culture. Our commitment is aligned to our mission of expanding the definition of opera including whom opera is for, who is involved and where opera takes place. We seek to include new and diverse voices into the art form in order to reach a wide audience and change the opera field as a whole. We want our work to create a context for difference to be embraced.