Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award Nominations Open

October 13th, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards are now open.

Nominations for the Awards will close on 5.00pm A.E.S.T. Sunday 2 November.

The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were created in 1984 to commemorate Sidney Myer’s life and his love for the arts. The awards recognise outstanding achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry.

The Awards are annual and focus on two awards and one prize:

• The Individual Award ($50,000)
• The Group Award ($80,000)
• The Facilitator’s Prize ($20,000)

The Awards are decided on a national basis and each nomination is considered by a Judging Committee. While past achievement is recognised, consideration is also given to the potential of an individual or group to continue their contribution to Australian society through the performing arts into the future.

For the purpose of the Awards, the performing arts include 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.

To begin your nomination, please visit the program website.

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