Opera in the Open is a collaborative project between GRIT Collaborative and Sidewalk Opera.  Through this initiative, we hope to provide access to new opera to low-income and at-risk communities.  GRIT Collaborative strives to program and support underrepresented artists (women, people of color, LGBTQIA+), so we use this project as a platform to amplify the voices of marginalized communities.  Because we believe in the power of representation, having such examples in lower-income and at-risk communities often inspires those most vulnerable to share their voices.