John Chisholm Marten (1908-1966) established the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships through his estate, to provide financial support for talented Australian artists to help them achieve their dreams.
The scholarships offer talented young artists the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either overseas or interstate.
To hear more about the John Marten, the scholarships and our role as trustee, click here.
As trustee we are pleased to open applications for the 2015 scholarships. $20,000 travelling scholarships are offered in acting, painting, sculpture and singing for young Australian artists. For further details on how to apply, visit the 'apply' page. The application process will close on Wednesday 17 December 2014.
In 2014, we distributed $300,000 worth of scholarships in the fields of architecture, ballet, instrumental music, poetry and prose. Click on the images below to hear from the judges and the winners themselves, and to read more about each of the winners, click here.