Grant applications

Grant Applications for 2019

Open to young performing artists
from Australia and New Zealand
Music applications are now open for 2019

Click on the button below to begin your application

Ballet applications will open February 15th 2019

In 2018 the Tait Memorial Trust awarded grants to the value of £50,000 to 21 young performing artists from Australia & New Zealand.  Awards included a £5,000 per annum award, the Tait Scholar award at the Royal College of Music for the term of the degree.  We also support several tied awards to the winners of major Australian competitions.

These awards included :

Our online form is specific to individuals. If you wish to apply for an ensemble or a project etc please write to us at with a detailed proposal.

Applicants must be:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizens or domiciled/resident in Australia or New Zealand (Proof of this will be required).
  • Singers, musicians, conductors and composers must be under the age of 35 as at 1st March 2019.

What you need before you begin your online application:

  • A minimum of two recordings*YouTube or Soundcloud
  • Scan of your passport, or another official document which will confirm proof of age and your nationality/residence.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography
  • Cover letter: that includes a description of the proposed course of study, institution, teacher and explaining why you want to pursue this course of study at this particular time, and how it will benefit your professional and artistic development.
  • For Music Awards
    • Two written references from musicians/artists of standing

FAQ for Music Applications

  • Please clearly label each file ie Biography, YouTube/SoundCloud description, Photo etc.
  • In most cases the grant is paid directly to you in the UK by electronic funds transfer to your bank account, or in the case of the Tait Scholar, directly to the relevant institutions.
  • We ask that all Awardees submit a brief report to the Trustees at the end of the year.
  • On acceptance of a Tait Award you confirm that you agree to perform in concert for the Trust during the term of the Award which is the 2019/20 UK academic year for no fee.
  • Music applications close Thursday February 28th, 2018 at 5pm (Australian Western Standard Time).

Please contact us if you have any questions