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Foot up for young performing artists in Canterbury

Vincent Hardaker
Dame Malvina Major Foundation Christchurch Arts Excellence Award recipient

Young performing artists with big dreams and a connection to Canterbury are being offered financial boost thanks to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation.

The Christchurch Committee of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation is inviting talented young performing artists to apply for Arts Excellence Awards and the Cecily Maccoll High Achiever Award by 30 June 2019.

The Arts Excellence Awards, worth up to $5,000, are funded by the Dame Malvina Major Foundation with the Cecily Maccoll High Achiever Award of up to $1,000 funded by a legacy from the late Cecily Maccoll. Previous recipients have included conductor Vincent Hardaker, concert pianist Bradley Wood, mezzo soprano Elisabeth Harris, contemporary dancer Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson, flautist Hugh Roberts, ballet dancer Tasman Davids, soprano Amina Edris and violist Briony Gibson-Cornish.

Dame Malvina Major says Arts Excellence Awards are just one of the ways the Foundation supports young artists at a grass roots level.

“The focus of our regional committees is on fostering local talent and supporting the development of young emerging artists in their communities. Alongside financial support, this can include offering professional guidance and organising events where young talented artists have the opportunity to perform.

“We are very proud to be able to support exceptional young performing artists across New Zealand and to help grow the next generation of talent.”

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 30 June. For more information and how to apply visit Christchurch Arts Excellence Awards.


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