Production of The Fairy Queen. Image by Citrus Photo

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization

 at the School of Creative and Performing Arts

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization at the School of Creative and Performing Arts

April 1, 2021

The events of 25 May 2020 were the catalyst for an unprecedented international mobilization focussed on urgent issues of racism and discrimination. While the death of George Floyd galvanized a global sense of outrage, it also served to highlight a necessity for change that has a long, complex and deeply troubling history. To face and address these dynamics, we are currently working on a range of initiatives with the objectives of community consultation, self-education, and concrete short-, medium- and long-term action.

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Featured events

Featured news

UCalgary String Quartet presents program dedicated to Black composers

A Celebration of Music by Black Composers V takes place April 20

Community-engaged research project exploring inclusive music-making receives federal grant

Interdisciplinary UCalgary team receives funding through race, gender and diversity initiative

Holocaust Remembrance Concert - April 11

SCPA Music faculty, students and alumni present a concert of music by Jewish composers

SCPA Student Town Hall


The NAC Orchestra welcomes Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser as Principal Youth Conductor and Creative Partner

The first Black titled conductor in the NAC Orchestra’s history, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, will début in his role with the launch of Reggae Roots, featuring reggae royalty Jah’Mila and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.