Myer family philanthropy is synonymous with the arts in Australia. The family tradition of giving to enrich cultural life began with Sidney Myer, a passionate supporter of the arts, and remains a central focus for the family today.
Most particularly, we acknowledge the strong connection between the arts, the humanities and a healthy community – and the role the Sidney Myer Fund can play in upholding the integrity of Australia’s arts community.
The Sidney Myer Fund believes individual artists are the life-blood and creative force of our arts community yet all too frequently the income derived from their labours does not amount to a livelihood. Artists, like any professionals, need time to develop and practise their vocation in circumstances which support reflection and encourage risk taking.