Tarisio Trust

Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants supports innovative string-based projects that are created and driven by young artists. Over the last two years we have awarded 10 grants and over $35,000 for creative projects.

silhouette featured imageTarisio Trust calls on you to be entrepreneurs, producers, communicators, finance managers and of course…musicians. We keep the brief as open as possible. You will need to devise and execute a string-focused project that is both creative in concept and artistically of the highest level.

Award winners work with us to publicise their project and can benefit from access to our instrumental and archival resources, as well as the marketing of the grant as a whole.

Some examples of suitable ideas for grant applications include: performances cycles/tours/festivals; online platforms such as websites, blogs, digital tools; and innovative recording or videoing projects. The more creative the better!

Applications are judged on grounds of originality, innovation and artistic merit, as well as demonstration of a detailed communications strategy and a strongly project-managed schedule.

Congratulations to the 2016 winners Michael Kaufman, Arlen Hlusko, John Mietus & Jonathan Sussman, and Tessa Lark!

Young Artists Grants 2016 judges were: Lisa Batiashvili, Jeremy Geffen and Gautier Capuçon

Grant Details and Eligibility

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • If you are applying with an ensemble, the average age of the ensemble members should not exceed 30
  • Your creative projects should be centred on stringed instruments
  • Projects can be both live and/or digital
  • We like to see well-considered marketing, press and social media strategies
  • Applications with a performance element will need accompanying audio/video clips
  • We discourage applications where the grant money would be used for personal promotional materials


2016 Winners

2016 Judges

2015 Winners

2015 Judges

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