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The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund make grants across Australia in accordance with our vision to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive ways. Grants are made across a number of different areas.

To find out more about individual grants programs, please select one of the areas below:

Arts & Humanities

Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships

The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide unrestricted grants to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities. The Fellowships are intended for artists in their early, mid-career – to be eligible, nominees must be in the first seven to 15 years of their creative practice.  

Eligibility:
Fellowships are awarded according to nominees outstanding talent and exceptional courage.
Grant size:
$160,000 (tax-free, over two years)

Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

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.

Eligibility:
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.
Awards:
The Individual Award ($60,000)
The Group Award ($90,000)
The Facilitator’s Prize ($25,000)

Capacity Building Stream

This program seeks to strengthen and grow the independent arts and cultural sector in Australia by granting money to ensembles/collectives/groups that are highly connected within their sector, and producing excellent work.

Grants:
Between $20,000 and $50,000, split into to payments, over two financial years.

Education

As part of its refreshed strategic plan, SMF/TMF will retain three large program areas: Poverty & Disadvantage and Arts & Humanities (SMF); and Sustainability & Environment (TMF).

The Education program will be phased out from 1 July 2018.

Poverty & Disadvantage

Large Grants Program

As we enter a new strategic period we are exploring a new focus areas for the Poverty and Disadvantage Large Grants Program.

Capacity Building Stream

As we enter a new strategic period we are exploring a new focus areas for the Poverty and Disadvantage Large Grants Program.

Sustainability & Environment

Large Grants Program

As we enter a new strategic period we are exploring a new focus areas for the Sustainability and Environment Large Grants Program.

Capacity Building Stream

As we enter a new strategic period we are exploring a new focus areas for the Sustainability and Environment Large Grants Program.

Other Programs

Myer Innovation Fellowships

The Myer Innovation Fellowships will support Australia’s brightest, self-directed leaders to forge breakthrough solutions and articulate actionable ideas which compel our community to respond.

Eligibility:
Fellowships are awarded to individuals with a proven track record of risk-taking, out-of-the-box thinking, and ability to turn ideas into action.
Grant Size:
$120,000 stipend plus up to $30,000 in project-related support.

Merlyn Myer Fund

From 2013, Dame Merlyn Myer’s four granddaughters will acknowledge her interest in the well-being of women through the Merlyn Myer Fund program.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited applications to the Merlyn Myer Fund.