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Marten Bequest: Poetry

Time: January 12, 2012 all day
Location: National
Website or Map: http://www.martenbequest.com.…
Event Type: opportunity, scholarship
Organized By: Marten Bequest
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2011

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Event Description

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 a native-born Australian 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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