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The Lloyd Martin Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Arts Leaders

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Llyod Martin Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Arts Leader
Lloyd Martin Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Arts Leaders
The Lloyd Martin Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Arts Leaders is a new Opera House initiative to help the next generation of arts managers tackle the increasingly complex landscape facing cultural institutions in the 21st century.The AUD$20,000 annual Scholarship funds an overseas residency or study trip for a person in the early stages of their career, and honours the memory of Lloyd Martin, the Opera House’s longest-serving general manager (1978-97). Additional background information about the Scholarship can be found here (PDF). 

Alexandra and Lloyd Martin Family Foundation
The Opera House acknowledges the generous support of the Alexandra and Lloyd Martin Family Foundation in establishing the Scholarship.

Eligibility
Applications will be accepted from current staff members of the Opera House, or current staff members of any of its seven flagship resident companies: the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Theatre Company, or The Australian Ballet.

Please note that the Scholarship focuses on people working in areas that are increasingly critical to the viability and success of arts companies and cultural institutions, such as digital technology, finance, commercial enterprises, philanthropy, sponsorship, education, marketing and communications. Applications from other areas will not, however, be excluded.

Application Submission
Applications must be submitted by Monday 26 May 2014, 6:00pm AEST (GMT +10) via email only; and using the application form.

Application Selection
The selection panel for the 2014 Scholarship will include representatives of the Alexandra and Lloyd Martin Family Foundation; Opera House CEO Louise Herron; and former Opera House CEO Michael Lynch, now CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in Hong Kong.  The selection panel’s decision at all stages of the process will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2014 Key Dates
Applications open – Tuesday 29 April 2014
Applications close – Monday 26 May 2014, 6:00pm AEST (GMT +10)
Successful Applicant notified – July 2014 – date to be advised

Future Dates
Application dates for future Scholarships will be posted on this page, and will circulated by email to Opera House staff and resident company staff in the first half of 2015.

Questions
Please contact the Opera House’s Philanthropy Department on 02 9250 7077 or email us at philanthropy@sydneyoperahouse.com.

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