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The Seed: Grant Round Opens for 2016

23 Jun

After another successful year in 2015 of assisting young muso’s and business folk alike, The Seed launches the grant round for 2016; with over $1,000,000 in funding delivered over 12 years The Seed provides opportunities that can rarely be found else where.

The categories for 2016 are as follows:

Management Workshop// Up to 25 opportunities available // Up to $70,000 // $2800 per participant
Considered one of the highest respected and unique training facilities for emerging Managers/Self-managed Artists, The Seed’s Management workshop provides successful applicants with the opportunity to learn practical based strategies from some of the finest industry experts.

Each successful applicant is provided with transport, accommodation and meals to the value of $2800.

Bush Bands BUSINESS// Up to $5000 funding for mentors
A three day workshop based in Alice Springs, the Bush Bands BUSINESS is an initiative to support and provide skills to artists in remote areas that face issues in their career development due to this.

Providing up to $5000 for mentors, the program encourages the top industry representatives to travel to Alice Springs, and close the gap that distance and remoteness creates.

Song Cycles INBOUND// Up to $25,000
Designed to bring urban music industry professionals into remote Australian Indigenous community festivals, in order to discover the rich and diverse remote Indigenous musicianship that can be found.

The Song Cycles Inbound project is a partnership between APRA AMCOS and The Seed Fund that aims to address the following issues within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) music and performance communities and aims to provide tangible opportunities for musicians and performers within the following areas;
+ Professional development & exposure of new talent
+ Economic benefit
+ Industry co-operation and awareness
INBOUND is an initiative created and delivered in partnership with APRA AMCOS and The Seed Fund.

Support For The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre Music GroupĀ // Up to $8000

Providing support for the ASRC Music Group through the purchase of new instruments, maintain existing instruments and purchase road cases to ensure instruments are kept in working order. The Seed will also fund mentors to deliver knowledge and skills to the existing group as well as facilitating masterclasses with established musicians.This project facilitates music as social connection, assisting people seeking asylum to find their voices as they engage in the process of establishing themselves in their new community.


Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.