Arts & Humanities

Overview

Myer family philanthropy is synonymous with the arts in Australia. The 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. The Sidney Myer Fund is providing direct, untied support to individual artists and cultural thought leaders at a critical time in their artistic lives through the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships.

Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships

First awarded in 2011, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide unrestricted grants of $160,000 tax free over two years to individual Australian artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities. Specific outcomes for the Fellowships are not required.

Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

Created in 1984, the Awards commemorate Sidney Myer and his love for the arts. They intend primarily to enhance the status of performing arts in Australia and recognise outstanding achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry.

Our Impact

Arts Sector Capacity Building Program Evaluation

Wednesday, November 04 2020

Arts Sector Capacity Building Program Evaluation

The Arts & Humanities Capacity Building Program sought to strengthen and grow the independent arts and cultural sector in Australia by...

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A New Approach

Thursday, July 30 2020

A New Approach

A New Approach established by The Myer Foundation in partnership with the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir...

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Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership

Thursday, July 30 2020

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership (formerly The Cranlana Programme) established by The Myer Foundation.

First established in 1993 by the...

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