Fund

Founder Tatiana Verevska

My personal mission is to support young musicians. Having spent many hours of my childhood and youth at music school, I am a strong believer in Ukrainian musical education, the creative power and force of the new generation of young musicians. Ukraine has a host of wonderful, hard-working and talented artists with great ambition and self-confidence. It is a great honor for me personally and for the Fund to give gifted musicians a platform to gain national and international exposure and recognition to help them realize their talents and succeed at the highest level worldwide.

Fund Mission

We would like Ukraine to establish a strong presence on the International music scene and for talented Ukrainian musicians to enjoy worldwide recognition.

VERE MUSIC FUND was founded by Tatiana Verevska in 2017. The Fund supports talented young musicians by providing individual grants so that they can participate in international competitions and master classes. It also supports music competitions in Ukraine.

Our Fund is a non-profit organization. We operate with minimal administrative costs, flexible rules and a unique personalized approach to each musician.

How can you receive our grant?

Please, download an Application form.

In order to receive a grant, you must choose a competition or a master class, prepare a detailed and realistic budget, email an Application to grant@vere.fund and wait for the written reply with the time indication as to when your application can be processed. You can find the calendar of competitions in the Competitions section of our site, as well as on the other sites’ Useful Resources section.

Grant can be provided in advance prior to the beginning of the competition as well as after the competition took place – as a compensation for incurred expenses. Grant can be provided to cover the following expenses: participant’s registration fee or payment for participation in a master class, travel expenses (subject to availability of the musician’s name in the travel documents), accommodation during the competition or a master class. For musicians under 16 years depending on the submitted budget, the one chaperon’s expenses could also be covered by the grant. It could be a teacher or one of the parents.

The submitted application can be approved fully, partially, or declined. The Fund is operating at the expense of the private funds. Grant applications and decisions on the approval (or denial) are based on the internal criteria and procedures without providing any comments on submitted applications. The Fund can involve external experts to assess the applications.

Who are the recipients of our grants?

We provide grants for musicians specializing in academic music who are participating in music competitions and master classes trying to build their international career. We do not provide grants for the chamber ensembles competitions.

How do we select musicians?

When selecting musicians for our grant programs, priority is given to the following: academic singing, violin, viola, cello and symphonic conducting. We can discuss supporting musicians of other specialties individually.

The Fund operates at the expense of the private funds. The evaluation of grant applications and the decision on their approval (or rejection) is based on internal criteria and procedures without providing any comments on the submitted applications. The Fund may involve external experts to assess the applications.

How do we select competitions?

We are willing to support music competitions in the Western Europe, Northern America, China, South Korea and Japan. Priority is given to competitions that are part of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and European Union of Music Competitions for Youth.