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Sidney Myer Fund winners announced

Thursday 28 November 2013

Sidney Myer Fund winners announced

Ten talented mid-career creatives have been awarded an unrestricted grant of $160,000 over a two-year period.

As part of the annual Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, each of the 2013 Fellows are emerging leaders in performance, art, music and literature.

Among the awarded fellows are singer-songwriter Kate Miller Heidke, contemporary mechanical and engineering artist Kirsty Boyle, composer Erkki Veltheim and writer and cultural development worker Kate Fielding.

Carrillo Gantner AO, Chair, Peer Review Panel said, “These fellowships recognise the importance of mid-career artists and thought leaders in our society. We want to support them in a practical and purposeful way.”

The Fellows are not bound by any specific expectation with their grants, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship was created to recognise their contribution to the creative community.

This year’s Fellowships have been awarded to:

Kate Ben-Tovim, thought leader and creative producer (Vic)

Kirsty Boyle, robotic art (NSW)

Emma Donovan, music, performance; (Vic)

Kate Fielding, thought leader, literature; (WA)

Stefan Gregory, theatre sound design (NSW)

Stephanie Lake, dance (Vic)

Melissa Madden Gray, music, theatre (Vic)

Kate Miller Heidke, music, theatre (Qld)

Tom Nicholson, visual arts (Vic)

Erkki Veltheim, composition (Vic)

The panel for this year comprised Carrillo Gantner, Sue Nattrass, Julianne Schultz, Iain Grandage, Jonathan Holloway, Gideon Obarzanek, Stephen Armstrong and Fiona Winning.

Nominations for the 2014 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships will open early in 2014. More details here.

- Poppy Reid