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Giving hope to artists in times of crisis

Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) raises more than £100,000 in only three weeks to support the next generation of world-class artists having lost all concert engagements and income due to COVID-19 crisis.


Author: Kieran Jones

Video: How do you get funders to connect with your artistic project?

Highlight clip from 21cMusician event in June 2021: Funding Focus with Manchester Collective


Author: Helen Carvell

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Freelance musicians supported since September 2020


National & International engagements in 2018/19


Increase in international engagements over past three seasons 


Raised for our Covid-19 Hardship Fund to help YCAT Artists

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