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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships

John Chisholm Marten (1908 – 1966) was born in Kent, England and moved to Australia at a young age, residing in Sydney for his adult life. John Marten was a theatrical artist and well known for his appreciation and support of the arts community. A strong advocate for the artistic capabilities of young Australians, he understood the costs involved in study and training programs. In light of this, Marten established through a charitable trust, the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships - a program which would award funding to talented Australians so they could explore and develop their artistic gifts either abroad and/or interstate.
The Scholarships are awarded annually to candidates who show great promise in the arts and literature, with nine scholarship categories available, offered over alternate years:
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Ballet
  • Instrumental music
  • Painting
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Sculpture
  • Singing.
Scholarship funds can be used to assist with study programs, professional training courses and/or mentor programs.

2012 Scholarships

The categories for 2012 scholarships include architecture, ballet, instrumental music, poetry and prose.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for this award, you must be born in Australia and aged 21-35 (17-35 for ballet) at the closing date of entries.

The scholarship’s value

Scholarships each worth $20,000, payable over two years with funds paid in quarterly instalments of $2,500. The total pool of money is $100,000.

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