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We have established the Tait Emergency Relief Fund for #Australian 🇦🇺 / #NewZealand 🇳🇿 Artists to assist our talented young artists who practically overnight lost 6 months or more of work. Professional artists, some with losses in excess of £40,000, to artists just out of college who had a regular income of £500 to £3,000 per month which has now disappeared. Most, but thankfully not all, of the performing arts companies, who themselves are fighting for their survival, are claiming force majeur and leaving our awardees with no income and an uncertain future. Currently many of our artists can't get any assistance from the U.K. government stimulus package as they are self employed, nor do they qualify for Universal Credit because they are here on restricted visas and have no access to public funds. To fully comprehend how this crisis has affected our alumni please watch this message from #Australian soprano @siobhanstagg We are delighted to confirm that our appeal has immediately resulted in an anonymous donor contributing a generous amount to the #ERF and purchasing 16 tickets for the first four on-line concerts for their household to watch. “This is a wonderful initiative of the Tait Memorial Trust to support our young artists, who are seriously disadvantaged, both financially and in terms of their career development, at this difficult time. We should all do everything we can to help. We look forward to ‘attending’ the Tuesdays At Home concert series performances from the comfort of our own sofa.” To book your ‘seat’ for our online series of concerts #TaitTuesdaysatHome full listings can be found via our website /events @taraminton @bridgetodonnell @andreyguitarist @annbeilbyviola @islabaring @jessicacottis @syoungoa @simononeilltenor @samlynclarkesoprano @thehelenadix @sashmkelly @leannebenjamin_official @stevenmcrae_ @megansteller @dame_malvina_major_foundation @keanewzealand @melbaoperatrust @ghbrandis @voyage_control @britaussociety @lapelt @limelightmagazine @cutcommonmag #TaitEmergencyReliefFund #Arts #Music #Dance #Support #COVID19

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We have established an Emergency Relief Fund for Australia/New Zealand Artists to assist our talented young artists who overnight lost 6 months or more of work. Professional artists, some with losses in excess of £40,000, to artists just out of college who had a regular income of £500 to 3,000 per month which has now disappeared. Most, but thankfully not all, of the performing arts companies are claiming force majeur and leaving our awardees high and dry. Currently many of them can’t get any assistance from the U.K. government stimulus package because they are self employed, nor do they qualify for Universal Credit because they are here on restricted visas and have no access to public funds.

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The Tait Memorial Trust was formed in 1992 by Isla Baring OAM in memory of Sir Frank and Viola, Lady Tait and the Tait brothers who played such an important part in the establishment of theatre and the performing arts in Australia & New Zealand. The Trust offers awards/grants for postgraduate study, performance opportunities to young musicians and performing artists from Australia and New Zealand, and general help in the furtherance of their careers while resident in the UK.

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Registered U.K Charity: 1042797
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