The Theme & Variations Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support and encouragement for exceptional young Australian pianists. This will be achieved by providing financial assistance towards scholarships, bursaries and prizes for Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are currently enrolled in an approved course of study in recognised Australian or overseas secondary or tertiary institutions. Recipients of the Foundation’s scholarships and awards may get access to:
- events run by recognised music teaching institutions for students
- help with travel and accommodation costs and tuition fees
- performance opportunities
- masterclass opportunities
The board is currently looking into all of the above ways in which support can be provided. The Foundation will review its grants programs each year to ensure they remain relevant to developments in the performance world.