The Seed Fund
Cart 0

2020 Funding

The Seed Fund Workshop 2020: The Future Makers

Up to 30 opportunities available

The Future Makers workshop is a chance for artists and managers to examine the mechanics of their operation. Part professional development program, part personal inquiry, our vision is for all artists and managers to progress towards becoming sustainable in what can feel like a sea of opportunities and road blocks.

Participants will meet with peers, facilitators and panelists in a dynamic workshop format which will include discussions with leaders and change makers in our industry. Over the course of the workshop, participants will receive assistance to articulate their future goals and plans and practical guidance to encourage deep analysis of their business model.

Applications will be accepted from artists, artist managers and self-managed artists. The Seed will provide and arrange transport, accommodation and meals for all successful applicants. Should you be successful all you need to do is get yourself to your closest major airport.

Who can apply? Australian artists, artist managers and self managed artists. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply.

Important Dates

APPLICATIONS OPEN Thursday 1st August 2019

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday 15th September (midnight AEST on closing date) NOW CLOSED

APPLICANTS NOTIFIED November 2019                   

WORKSHOP March / April 2020

Feedback from 2019 Future Makers

"The [Future Makers] Workshop is an unmatched contribution to the Australian music industry…" Kim Williamson, Manager MONKEY MARC, VIC.

"I arrived hoping to enrich my knowledge of the music industry and left feeling like I had actually been rewired. It’s hard to put into words just what a deeply transformational and positive experience it was." Emily Holler, Manager BLACK RABBIT GEORGE, NSW.

"Most life-changing week I have ever experienced... Best thing I have ever done in my life - hands down." Paige Trantham, Self Managed VALENTINE MUSIC, WA.

"The Seed [Future Makers] Workshop transformed me like no other program had before - the environment they created evoked a sense of hope that knowledge or accolades cannot provide."  Udaravi Widanapathirana, Manager MISS BLANKS, HABITS, MERE WOMEN, REBEL YELL, JESSICA SAYS, NSW.

"The clarity and confidence in myself that I feel after the [Future Makers] workshop is immense."  Josh Cutler, Manager ELLI SCHOEN, BRAYDEN SIBBALD, WA.

"The Seed Fund [Future Makers] Workshop was the game changer everyone had talked about."  Hayley Ayres Manager JACOB DIAMOND, WA.

"The Seed Fund [Future Makers] Workshop causes you to look inward and assess your core values, and in turn this will have a substantial impact on how you operate your business."  Damien Platt, Manager APPROACHABLE MEMBERS OF YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, RACHEL MARIA COX, JUNO DISCO AND TULLIAH, VIC.

"I am a better, and more well-oiled professional after The Seed [Future Makers] Workshop." Toby Finlayson, Manager B-TOWN WARRIORS, NSW

"The Seed [Future Makers Workshop] was truly a life-affirming experience...empowering the music industry to create fearlessly and support that art with sustainable business skills. It’s the perfect yin-yang balance between art and commerce."  Will Cuming, Self Managed LANKS, NSW.