Opera Orlando - Diverse Leadership Pipeline 


To address board vacancies and succession at our region’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, United Arts created the Diverse Leadership Pipeline to help the entire arts and cultural sector recruit new members.
This program will help connect individuals who may be a good match based on their interests and skill sets, with local arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. It’s designed to help ensure the leadership of Central Florida’s arts and cultural community reflects its diverse population. Without diverse people included in the decision-making process of our boards, we will not reach our vision that all people of Central Florida have access to the arts.
1. Review the cultural organizations’ profiles below, and then 2. Complete the application at the bottom of this page or on the organization’s profile page!

If your nonprofit arts and/or cultural organization would like to be included, please reach out to Sean Thurman, Marketing & Communications Director at United Arts: Sean@UnitedArts.cc.

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Opera Orlando

Address 406 E. Amelia St. Orlando Florida 32803


We are currently seeking board members with experience in Law, Architecture, and Media. We are also seeking members from within and outside of the Orange County area and members who represent diverse populations including Indian-American, Hispanic, African-American, Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Gay or transgender, etc… We also seek young professionals.

  • Opera Orlando has a $500 give expectation and a $2,000 get expectation OR $2,500 total give or get. In kind services are welcome for this contribution especially in kind housing for our artists, in kind transportation, in kind marketing services, in kind video or photography, etc…
  • Nominations are due in May, Board Members are elected in June.
  • Board term limits: 3
  • Our board meets 6 times a year every other month. Members can attend in person or online. Board members are expected to participate in and serve on at least one board committee (education, finance, marketing, development, strategic planning, governance, DEI, nominating, Ambassadors), purchase season tickets, attend our annual gala, and attend other events as possible.
  • Yes, our committees are education, finance, marketing, development, strategic planning, governance, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), nominating, and Ambassadors.


Opera Orlando’s mission is to engage and entertain Central Florida audiences through the transformative experience of opera. Opera Orlando presents high-quality, relevant productions and educational programs for all ages that enrich and reflect our community’s diverse culture.

Ready to be a board member? Contact Us

Central Florida residents interested in serving on the board of directors of a local arts and culture non-profit: United Arts of Central Florida, your local arts agency, has introduced the Diverse Leadership Pipeline with information about Board leadership in nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an opportunity for you to self-nominate on one common form that allows you to designate the organizations where you wish to be considered for Board service. United Arts will forward this information to the organizations that you designate interest in so that they are aware of your interest and can consider your application for Board Leadership. Please make sure to read the organization’s profiles so that you are clear on their unique Board service expectations for your time, talent, and treasures. If you are open to any organization, United Arts will assist in making a connection for you!

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.