Perpetual Scholarships

Credit: Georgia Saxelby, video still from Lullaby, 2017-19, two channel video installation. Photo Kristin Adair.

Applications are now open for a range of scholarships, offered through our partnership with Perpetual as trustee.

The Australia Council is committed to growing private, public and philanthropic funds to support the arts and create more opportunities for artists and arts workers.

We have a long and proud history of partnering with philanthropic foundations, corporations and individual donors to co-invest in the arts. Together we have realised unforgettable creative experiences and supported the talents of extraordinary artists who have enriched the lives of Australians everywhere.


The Marten Bequest Scholarships

The Marten Bequest Scholarships offer talented young artists the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either interstate and/or overseas.

The scholarships provide financial support under the categories acting, architecture, ballet, instrumental music, painting, poetry, prose, sculpture and singing to help talented Australian artists achieve their dreams.

Scholarships are each worth $50,000, payable in quarterly instalments over two years.

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The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship & Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarship

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet and Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarships were established by a Deed of Lady Mollie Askin to further culture and advance education in Australia by providing travelling scholarships for Australian citizens with outstanding ability and promise in Ballet & Opera.

Each scholarship is worth $30,000, payable in two instalments of $15,000 over two years.

Apply now