Since 1984, the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards have celebrated excellence in the performing arts and provided direct financial support to artists and companies across Australia. 

Given the continued impact of health restrictions on the performing arts around the country, the 2021 awards maintain the same form as 2020. Instead of awarding the usual three annual prizes – the Group Award, the Individual Award and the Facilitator’s Prize – Sidney Myer Fund Trustees have elected to support eight prizes of $25,000 each across the whole country, to celebrate the winners’ achievements and to recognise the role they play in affirming our country’s sense of self.

You can see a full list of past winners on Wikipedia or head to the nomination form to submit a candidate for this year's awards. Submissions close at midnight 21 November 2021.