A Sept 2019 report released by independent think tank, A New Approach, shows local governments are seeing the value of arts and culture in their communities, and are responding by stepping up their financial commitment and playing a bigger role in government support for arts and culture. The report, The Big Picture: public expenditure on artistic, cultural and creative activity in Australia, is a comprehensive snapshot of our federal, state and local governments’ financial commitment to arts and culture since 2007. Together, Australia’s governments commit close to $7 billion to arts and culture each year, or one percent of their total combined expenditure.Download The Document
Final report from Learning First on the evaluation of the Sidney Myer Fund’s Education Capacity Building Stream, FY14-FY17.
Through the Capacity Building Stream 25 grants were made to schools around Australia to support peer observation and mentoring for in-service teachers. In FY18 Learning First was engaged to undertake an evaluation of the program and the funded projects. The Sidney Myer Fund thanks Learning First for its excellent work and all the schools, teachers and school leaders for their participated in this endeavour and their dedication to quality teaching and great student learning outcomes.Download The Document
The final evaluation report on Celebrating Our Partners: Philanthropic Investment for Strong Community Organisations, prepared by the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at Queensland University of Technology. Celebrating Our Partners is an initiative of the 2009 Commemorative Grants Program of The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund.Download The Document