The Awards were created to commemorate Sidney Myer’s life 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.
- All aspects of creation and performance across all forms of drama, comedy, dance, music, opera, circus and puppetry. They do not include visual or plastic arts, crafts, film, electronic media or literature.
- The Individual Award ($60,000)
The Group Award ($90,000)
The Facilitator’s Prize ($25,000)
Nominations for the 2016 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards will open in October 2016 and close in November 2016 (exact dates yet to be confirmed). Recipients will be announced in March 2017.