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Applications open for Seed Fund

Wednesday 3 April 2013

 Applications open for Seed Fund

The music industry’s Seed Fund is calling for applications from emerging musicians and arts workers for four grant categories and three initiatives. This year, the artists running the Seed – John Butler, Mama Kin and Blue King Brown – all have releases out.

The popular Management Workshop won’t run this year, but is back in 2014. Two new categories, however, are introduced: grants of up to $5000 for three emerging managers who need some income during a period of heavy workload and little commission (ie, setting up for an album or tour) or needs to hire an assistant, and Publicise It, where managers who’ve attended the Seed Management workshop will be paid to contract a publicist to work on a specific project.

Grants of up to $5,000 are earmarked for open space projects as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival. Up to four musicians can get up to $3,000 each for professional development.

The Seed partnered with Darwin’s Skinnyfish Music to pay for Indigenous musicians from remote communities to play festivals, as well as partnering with MusicNT to get mentors from the big smoke to check out acts showcasing at Bush Bands Business.

The Seed has also now been granted DGR status, which means it can receive direct, tax deductible, donations from the public.

For more details on categories or to apply or donate.


- Christie Eliezer