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Announcing the Opera Awards Foundation Artist Hardship Fund.
If you love opera and are in a position to support, you can help give a financial lifeline to the best of our emerging talent.Many aspiring artists, including singers, directors, conductors, répétiteurs and accompanists have suffered significant financial losses due to cancelled performance contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Freelance artists, beginning to establish their careers, are often not eligible for government support schemes and urgently need practical support to fund their living expenses until performances can start again.

Our aim is to raise money initially to assist those who have been part of our bursary scheme and if possible broaden it to other artists and musicians who are experiencing financial hardship.

From July 13Opera Awards Foundation artists will be able to apply for an emergency grant of up to £1,000.

All donations are gratefully received. With performances still sadly on hold, you may like to consider contributing what you would otherwise spend going to the opera this year. You might wish to make a charitable donation in honour of a particular family member or friend, or encourage others to join with you to make a donation. The more we raise, the more artists we can help.

All funds received will go directly to support artists in real financial need. We have set ourselves an ambitious initial target of £50,000 which would fund grants for at least 50 of our artists.

Together, let’s support the next generation of talent.

To donate, visit: justgiving.com/campaign/opera-needs-you/

Please contact admin@operaawards.org if you prefer to donate by bank transfer or cheque.

Donations are eligible for Gift Aid. 

The Opera Awards Foundation is a registered charity no: 1151026

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