Awards

The Tait Memorial Trust Awards

Tait Awards 2023

Music, Musical Theatre & Dance Grant Applications for 2023

OPEN TO YOUNG PERFORMING ARTISTS
FROM AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
TO SUPPORT THEIR ADVANCED STUDIES
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
APPLICANTS MUST BE CITIZENS OF AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND, OR DOMICILED IN AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND AND UNDER THE AGE OF 35 (AS AT SEPTEMBER 30, 2023).

In 2022 the Tait Memorial Trust awarded grants of more than £69,000 to 20 young performing artists, and the group award to the Royal Ballet School, from Australia & New Zealand. Awards included an £8,000 award to fund the Tait Sir Charles Mackerras Chair with Southbank Sinfonia, London’s training orchestra, the award is funded jointly by the Estate of Lady Mackerras, and the Tait Trust; and the Richard Bonynge Award.

The Tait John Frost Musical Theatre Bursary – NEW AWARD

In 2023 we are delighted to announce a new award, The Tait John Frost Musical Theatre Bursary to honour the Tait’s important contribution to the development of the Musical Theatre artform in Australia and New Zealand. This award is a bursary of £5,000 towards the fees of a young Musical Theatre performer from Australia or New Zealand (please refer to Tait eligibility requirements below) studying at Associated Studios, London.

The award is wholly funded by a generous grant from Australian Musical Theatre impresario, John Frost AM. Applications for this award must be made directly to Associated Studios.

Click here to apply and to see Associated Studios application guidelines. Deadline for first round auditions is January 31st 2023.