Following the launch of its $5 million Resilience Fund in March to support Australian artists affected by COVID-19’s devastating, sector-wide impact, the Australia Council has today announced that it will deliver $735,000 in grants and scholarships. This support has been made possible through partnerships with the private sector, and includes 12 scholarships worth $50,000 each offered through the Marten Bequest. These scholarships are administered by the Australia Council on behalf of Perpetual as Trustee.

“Creativity will be vital to our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis,” said Australia Council CEO Adrian Colette. “It will help rebuild our communities, our social connections and our economy. At a time when so many artists are struggling with the impact of COVID-19, it is encouraging to be able to provide these significant opportunities for artists. This is a great example of the positive impact of our successful co-investment partnerships with philanthropic foundations, corporations and donors.”

The recipients of the 2020 Marten Bequest Scholarships are:

Marshall Stay (Acting) Estonia
Noah Benzie-Drayton (Ballet) France
Isobel Roberts-Orr (Poetry) VIC
Oliver Mol (Prose) NSW
Laura Woollett (Prose) VIC
Amy Evans (Architecture) VIC
Eleanor Peres (Architecture) NSW
Anna MacEwan (Sculpture) USA
Madison Bycroft...

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