Core Values

Streetwise Opera's core values are: regularity, high expectations, trying something new, being a creative person, creating a safe place, affirmation, evaluation, community, everyone is welcome, fun.

Our workshops are about providing a safe, regular, inclusive and sociable space where people can be creative, try new things and enjoy themselves. We treat participants as artists and seek artistic excellence in all of our projects. We're also committed to evaluating and developing our work. Download the Streetwise Opera core values document below for more detailed information.

Since 2011, we have also been working with Homeless Link’s arts and homelessness programme 'Get Creative: arts for all’ to deliver arts training to the homelessness sector in England. Through this, we have identified a common thread of core values running through most homeless arts projects, even when they differ widely in approach, delivery and content. Download Streetwise Opera and Homeless Link's joint core values below or find out more about Get Creative here.

Photo: Asa Westerlund

Photo: Asa Westerlund