Pegasus Opera Company has for more than twenty-five years been a stepping stone to the larger opera houses for many talented and often emerging BAME singers and with Pegasus’ mission to diversify both it’s on stage and off stage staff, they have collated a long list of contacts, many of whom are represented by agents and talent managers despite their credible and often heavily trained talent.
Pegasus on numerous occasions have received emails from opera companies and opera houses asking for recommendations of BAME to increase their own diversity statistics and here a gap in the market for a BAME agency was discovered.
Inequalities within the arts relate to a myriad of issues, which include accessibility to the arts, which has been discussed extensively and the reason for Pegasus Opera Company’s Education and Outreach projects. If certain groups are under-represented in the cultural zeitgeist, their perspectives may not be heard, listened to or given the serious support it requires. This may result in the arts and cultural industries only appeal to a specific segment of society. This impends on future growth and the development of audiences.That's why Pegasus will be representing unrepresented artists, as a non-exsluive representation and will use the Pegasus website as a digital database to showcase our established and emerging BAME talent.
The Arts Council England website states the following ‘Diversity and equality are crucial to the arts and culture because they release the true potential of our nation’s artistic and cultural talent – from every background. Our diverse nature offers unique opportunities for artistic and cultural collaborations and innovation. We call this the ‘Creative Case for Diversity’.’ Pegasus Opera Company represents cultural diversity within the opera world in the UK.
The Pegasus Agency has been supported by Arts Council England's Elevate Fund, recognising 45 diverse organizations of artistic excellence.
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