Grants and initiatives are made financially possible by donations from within the music and arts community and it's thanks to The Seed Fund's many donors, most of whom are industry professionals, that they are able to offer grants to artists in the early stages of their careers.
2012 Grant Categories
Management Workshop : Up to 25 opportunities available.
The Management Workshop is a one-stop shop for practical strategies to manage artists in the establishment phase of their career. Now in it's seventh year, the workshop has hosted some of Australia’s leading emerging managers. The Management Workshop provides a platform for strategic advice and ways to enhance opportunities for bands and solo artists forging pathways in the music industry.
Publicise it : Grants of up to $5000 - Up to 3 opportunities available.
This category exists in line with The Seed’s philosophy, to nurture artists throughout their careers.
The Seed recognizes that publicists play an increasingly important role in the promotion of emerging artists and we are therefore seeking to fund managers (including self-managed artists) to contract a publicist for a promotional campaign up to the value of $5000. The campaign must be in support of a new Australian release (EP or Album only) or a campaign involving an Australian release and associated tour.
Applications will only be accepted from managers who have attended a Seed Management Workshop. Managers will be responsible for contracting the publicist and providing a letter of support that details their commitment to the upcoming campaign. Campaigns should begin after August 2012.
Art On The Street : Grants of up to $5000 - Up to 3 opportunities available.
The Seed Fund are seeking to fund visual artists who are undertaking projects delivering art to outdoor, or prominent indoor public spaces. These art pieces should be a form of social commentary, communication and inspiration, between the artist and the general public. The art must be made available at no financial cost to the general public.
Projects supported could include, but are not limited to:
• Artistic responses to social justice issues
• Issues of significance to the community
• Graffiti pieces
• Stencil work
For more info on each of the categories or to take a look at the other 2012 Initiatives not listed here visit theseedfund.org