DARE is a unique collaboration between Opera North and the University of Leeds, the first partnership of its kind in the UK.
We combine the very best of both organisations to deliver an outstanding and challenging programme, which leads cultural thought, learning and practice.
Over 107 projects have been initiated since the creation of DARE in 2006, engaging practitioners, academics, students and audiences. See DARE at a glance for a brief snapshot of the scale, diversity and impact of what we do.
DARE Fundraising Academy
DARE to launch a revolutionary new fundraising skills development programme as part of a £2 million Arts Council England award to build fundraising skills and capacity in the arts.
Phase Revival: an optical harmonica
A hypnotic, kinetic installation created by Becs Andrews, DARE Fellow in Opera Related Arts.
Amy’s Last Dive
An acclaimed new opera created by DARE PhD student Adam Strickson and DARE Fellow Cheryl Frances-Hoad
The first DARE Digital Film Award
Student film-makers create The Date, a playful deconstruction of opera through film
Inspiring new ways of thinking, practicing and developing
“DARE is an exemplar of visionary and far reaching collaboration”
See collaborative projects to explore the broad spectrum of DARE initiatives.