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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:
Scholarship funds can be used to assist with study programs, professional training courses and/or mentor programs.
The categories for 2012 scholarships include architecture, ballet, instrumental music, poetry and prose.
To be eligible for this award, you must be a native-born Australian aged 21-35 (17-35 for ballet) at the closing date of entries.
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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