Myer Foundation: Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships 2017

The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide grants to individual artists, arts managers, and thought leaders in the humanities.

The two criteria used to select Fellows are: outstanding talent and exceptional courage. Specifically, this talent and courage relates to the professional practice of the Fellows and not to cases of personal hardship.

Fellows can travel overseas during their Fellowship but are asked to spend the majority of their time in Australia to ensure that the benefits of the grant are evident in Australia.

Funding & Duration

Fellowships provide unrestricted grants of $160,000 over two years. No fewer than ten Creative Fellowships will be awarded in 2017.


To qualify for a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, nominees must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident nominated by another individual (who is not a member of their family).

Nominations are welcome for artists and arts managers across the entire spectrum of the visual, performing, interdisciplinary, new media and literary arts. Consideration is also given to 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 fifteen years of their creative practice. They are also intended for artists who will primarily be resident in Australia for the two years of their Fellowship.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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