The Seed Fund is excited to announce the successful applicants for the 2013 round of funding. Check them out below!
ART ON THE STREET // Total Funding $5000
PARTNER: Next Wave Festival (www.nextwave.org.au)
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT: b.o.m.b.
Part archaeological dig, part crime scene, part research centre, Shift is a performative, interactive and durational public artwork that explores our understanding of the built environment through interdisciplinary research and presentation. Stop and watch Adelaide-based arts collective b.o.m.b. map, draw and photograph; view the evolving pop up exhibition of their findings so far, tell them your experience of the site or shuffle through their research archives in their mobile on site laboratory. Measurements, classifications, cataloguing and visualisations appear and reappear in a constant cycle for you to explore and interact with. Questions, discussions and stories are welcomed and used as essential information that makes up an evolving picture of Melbourne.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT // Total Funding $8117
WHY: We believe in supporting emerging musicians to grow their skill set and hone their craft to work towards becoming self-sufficient artists.
PETER CLARK will travel to Denmark to teach, study and perform alongside Màtè Szücs, principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic.
ADRIANO CAPPELLETTA will undertake mentoring sessions with Simon Rudston-Brown to improve technical acoustic guitar proficiency and become a confident live musician.
SARITAH NEWMAN will work with Mohamad Kombra from Diafrix on beat making & production skills, in order to develop her skill set which will allow her to express and capture ideas more fluently.
STEVE ALLINGHAM will travel to Cuba to study and practice Afro Cuban Drumming with Yaroldy Abreu, to further build on basic skills and dramatically broaden his drumming experience.
MONEY FOR MANAGERS // Total Funding $20,000
WHY: We are committed to the ongoing support of the Managers that have become part of our Seed Management Community through attending The Management Workshop. After their attendance at the workshop we believe managers are better equipped to roll out campaigns and strategies to deliver real results to their artists and for their own careers in the music industry.
ANTHONY ZACCARIA - To engage the services of an assistant to work across the LOON LAKE debut album release campaign and the FRACTURES debut EP release and tour campaigns.
LAURA WALLBRIDGE from Walls and Bridges will undertake GOSSLING's debut album campaign as well as working across GUINEAFOWL's sophomore EP release. Strategies over the first phase will include extensive local touring for both acts to support their releases, as well as international show casing opportunities.
CHARLES WALL - To engage the services of an assistant to work across the BOBBY ALU album release campaign and national tour, as well as follow up single release and tour.
MIKE SOLO will work across projects including: THE RED PAINTINGS – international release and touring across Australia, UK, Europe and the USA; sleepmakeswaves - international release and touring across Australia, UK, Europe and the USA. DUMBSAINT - Australian EP release and tour.
PUBLICISE IT // Total Funding $10,000
WHY: We understand the challenge of finding the extra funds to publicise a release after the investment that goes into making an album. We see publicity and marketing as key to having a viable release. This grant is available to The Seed Management Workshop community because we believe they have the tools to roll out a campaign effectively.
JESSE BARBERA will engage the services of Adam Christou from Remote Control Records to work on the release of JEREMY NEALE’s EP titled ‘A Stranger Affair’ and national tour in support of the release. Listen
MEESHA ASTILL will engage the services of Monique Rothstein of Positive Feedback to work on the release of RAINY DAY WOMEN's debut album (currently untitled) and national tour in support of the release. Listen
SKINNYFISH // Up to $12,000 in performance fees to be paid to remote Indigenous Musicians
Supporting Top End Indigenous community bands, by generating paid performance opportunities and encouraging positive outcomes in community life through music.
WHO FOR: Selected remote Indigenous Musicians
PARTNER: Skinnyfish Music (www.skinnyfishmusic.com.au)
OBJECTIVE: Through existing remote community festivals, this initiative creates paid performance opportunities for remote community bands in and around their homelands. We will fund 3-4 remote bands who will play at 3 remote festivals of their choice. A fee of $1000 per band, per festival will be paid.
WHY: Having invested in stage one of this initiative for the past 3 years, we are now rolling out the second phase by selecting bands who have shown consistent commitment to playing live in and around their communities. Through this initiative we hope to further nurture and support these bands and empower them more experience and responsibilities attached to their performances.
BANDS FUNDED SO FAR: Lonely Boys, Bad T Boys, T Lynx
BUSH BANDS BUSINESS // Up to $5000 funding for mentors
WHO FOR: Mentors to travel to Bush Bands Business
PARTNER: Music NT as part of iNTune Music Conference (www.musicnt.com.au/)
OBJECTIVE: To support music industry professional mentors travelling to Alice Springs and take part in Bush Bands Business.
WHY: We believe in supporting remote musicians who travel to Alice Springs for professional development. Music industry trainers and professional musicians/technicians mentor the Bush Bands Bash musicians, with the bands able to rehearse under the guidance of experienced mentors.
Song Cycles INBOUND project
We are running for the third year, a program that takes urban music industry professionals into the heart of rural Australia to take a peek into the lives of Aboriginal musicians and remote Aboriginal community festivals with a music focus. Our hope is that these professionals will discover the high level of musicianship and song writing craft that exists in these communities and be forever changed by the experience.
This Song Cycles Inbound project is a partnership between The Seed Fund, APRA/AMCOS, The Australia Council, The Federal Office of the Arts and Skinnyfish Music that aims to address the following issues within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) music and performance communities that 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