robguestAfter the sudden death of Rob Guest, OBE, in October 2008, and in recognition of his achievements in the musical theatre industry, a memorial fund was established in his honour to help emerging young performers in musical theatre.
The Rob Guest Endowment is awarded each year to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. The Award will provide the emerging artist with further knowledge, skills, training and experience in the industry to develop their potential as a leading artist in the industry.
The winner is chosen at the Rob Guest Endowment Concert which is held annually to showcase the contestants alongside Australia’s most respected and renowned musical theatre performers. Through these events, the cause hopes to build a supportive community for upcoming musical theatre artists and a strong reputation around the Award finalists who will be recognized as leading artists for the future.
The 2011 prize package includes; a $10,000.00 talent development grant to go toward tuition in Australia or overseas, a media training session, a new headshot package and a guest performance at a nominated industry event the following year. This, together with the exposure from performing at the Rob Guest Endowment Concert and the knowledge gained from working with some of the industry’s leading creative’s provides a not to be missed opportunity for any young performer.
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