Statement issued April 2020
Sadly, due to the prevailing uncertainty in the dance school* and tertiary education sectors, plus the added complication of potential student international travel restrictions as a result of U.K. and Australian/New Zealand Government policies regarding the COVID19 pandemic, the Tait has made the decision to hold over our awards for new applicants for the 2020/21 academic year.
Those applicants with ongoing courses, and are existing Tait Awardees, are still being considered with the caveat that the award will only be made on the resumption of the course as noted in your application. This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make but in the current circumstances we believe this was the only option open to us.
We thank all those who have expressed an interest in applying, and we hope to be able to return to our usual award application process in 2021. We will save your applications for next year in case you wish to apply again in 2021.
The Tait is actively raising funds to support our Awardees and members of the Australian Bushfire Benefit London company who have been affected by this crisis. If you fall into either of these categories please watch our website for information about applying for emergency support.
The Tait Music Board
The Tait Trustees
Guaranteed Awards 2020
|Awards 2020/21||Artform||Donor||Award names|
|Lotte Betts-Dean||Mezzo Soprano||Eugenie White||White/Loewenthal Award|
|Lauren Fagan||Soprano||Eugenie White||White/Loewenthal Award|
|Tara Minton||Jazz Harp/Voice||Eugenie White||White/Loewenthal Award|
|Freddie Jones||Tenor||Eugenie White||White/Loewenthal Award|
|Amy Huang||Violin||Julian Baring Family||Tait Barings Scholar|
|Oliver Lee||Saxophone||Julian Baring Family||Royal College – Tait Scholar|
|Alexandra Flood||Soprano||Tait||ROSL Overseas Award|
|Kleeman AIOA||Baritone||Frost||John Frost / Frank & Viola Tait Award|
|RBS AU/NZ Group Fund||Ballet||Tait / Frost||Leanne Benjamin Award|
|James Fisher||Bassoon||Tait Sir Charles Mackerras Chair||Southbank Sinfonia|