Exciting news – international plans, staff changes and recruitment

Today we launch a consultation for the first ever international arts and homelessness movement.

At Streetwise Opera we’ve been working internationally for over a decade, and since 2012 our With One Voice programme has begun to bring the international arts and homelessness community together through Cultural Olympiads.

Our work so far has included successful exchanges with Brazil and Japan (pictured above are Brazilian and UK delegates visiting the Booth Centre in Manchester). We’re now planning to develop this work into an international arts and homelessness movement, aimed at connecting and strengthening the sector, nurturing new projects and helping to shape policy.

We’re seeking vital input from organisations and individuals working (or wishing to work) in these fields, including people with experience of homelessness.

Click here to take part in the consultation and help shape the project

The consultation is open until Wednesday 25 May, and the new movement will launch officially in July at a special event as part of the Rio Cultural Olympiad.

In order for us to begin this international movement, Streetwise Opera Founder Matt Peacock will step aside as CEO, remaining as Artistic Director, and will lead the new international movement. Senior management team members Susie Gorgeous and Bridget Rennie will become Co-Executive Directors with responsbility for running the charity. We’re now recruiting a new General Manager and Development Manager to fulfil Susie and Bridget’s previous roles. Please visit our jobs page for more information and to apply.

Our international work is being supported by the Macquarie Group Foundation, British Council and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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