This is stated in the relevant decree #946/2019, dated December 24, 2019, which was published on the website of the President of Ukraine.
Among the prominent figures of culture, who was awarded a lifetime state scholarship is Marchuk Ivan Stepanovich - born in 1936, Ukrainian artist, winner of the Taras Shevchenko State Prize of Ukraine.
Earlier, at the beginning of 2018 NGO "All-Ukrainian Forum for Democracy" initiated an initiative to grant a life-long scholarship of the President of Ukraine to the world-famous Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk. Our activists have collected the necessary documents and submitted an application.
Ivan Marchuk is a laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize, an Honorary Citizen of the cities of Kyiv and Ternopil, an artist. Articles about the Ukrainian artist have become one of the most respected encyclopedias in the world, and his creative method of "plontanizm" in textbooks of academic art institutions. The artist has over 5,000 works of art. He has held more than 150 solo and about 50 collective exhibitions.