Streetwise Opera’s pioneering work with people affected by homelessness has been nominated for the RPS Awards in the Impact category.
“StreetwiseOpera vibrantly empowers people who are or have been homeless by making opera. The results for those involved – improved mental health, social skills and relationships – are astounding,” said the RPS.
The awards shortlist was announced by Katie Derham on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
Also shortlisted in the Impact category are Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, with its Change Makers programme and BSO Resound ensemble, which aim to include people with disabilities, and Bath Philharmonia‘s Empowering Young Carers programme for young people who have significant caring responsibilities for a parent, sibling or family member.
The Royal Philharmonic Society Awards celebrate the outstanding, the pioneering and the inspirational in classical music. Check out the full list of nominees on the RPS website.
Winners will be announced at the RPS Awards on 28 November 2019, held at Battersea Arts Centre in London, and presented in association with BBC Radio 3.
Streetwise Opera won an RPS Award in 2008 in the Audience Development category.