UPDATE August 2021: Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the Trust’s programme of visitors was suspended in April 2020. In light of the ongoing uncertainty and complications affecting international travel, the programme has now been postponed until 2022. All candidates who were awarded places to visit us, originally in 2020 (see the list here), have been offered alternative dates in 2022. For this reason there will be no applications process in 2021 and all places for 2022 should be considered filled. The Trust will invite applications in autumn 2022 for visits to London the following year.
The programme will remain suspended until visitors from overseas can safely be accommodated without any risk to the health of the Trust’s staff and the permanent residents at its two London houses, or to the visitors themselves. We are nonetheless hopeful that it will be possible to resume the programme in the Spring and in any case will continue to keep prospective visitors informed of developments.
New ways of supporting students in 2020 and 2021
Meanwhile during the pandemic the Trust has found a series of alternative ways of providing support to students. For news (October 2021) of a new Resident Music Scholar at Hornton Street, a second special award to be made in partnership with the Royal College of Music, and a virtual concert in place of our regular summer event, please see here.
A newsletter summarising recent activities was produced in June 2019 and is available here.