Launched in 2020, the Tayla Made Foundation was created by Aimes Award-winning soprano Tayla Alexander. Tayla understands first hand how difficult the road is for young artists before they get to the professional stage. Her new Foundation provides a well-managed channel for arts to provide direct funding to young artists and musicians, with transparency as to how their contributions are being used. Other established foundations support the arts, but classical music has historically not had the consistent funding support it needs, and this is a grassroots effort to establish a foundation – literally and figuratively – to back young talent for decades to come.
As an ambassador for classical music it was important for Tayla to help provide a conduit for focused financial support in a range of philanthropic activities related to arts, heritage and culture, particularly the advancement of classical, classical crossover, classic pop, opera and popera, including supporting artists with ‘keeping busy’, thereby maintaining good mental health.