The Seed Fund has today announced the successful applicants from a number of categories for their 2013 round of funding. Established in 2005 by John Butler and wife Danielle Caruana, the not-for-profit organisation aims to boost funding for artists as well as those involved in management and publicity with grants ranging from $5000 to $20,000.
This year sees Adelaide arts collective b.o.m.b take out the Art On The Street category, and the opportunity to showcase their abilities at the upcoming Next Wave Festival.
More emerging musicians were supported with the Professional Development grant which will be put to good use sending Aussie artists abroad, as well as setting up mentoring programs and funding studio time.
As well as the managers and publicists’ grants, The Seed Fund has provided $12,000 in a collaborative effort with Skinnyfish Music to offer paid performance opportunities to Indigenous artists, and will be offering $5000 to send music mentors and urban industry professionals for sessions in rural Australia.
You can view the full list of successful applicants below.
Art On The Street (Total Funding – $5000):
b.o.m.b. (the Adelaide arts collective will get the opportunity to showcase their pop-up style exhibition)
Professional Development (Total Funding – $8117):
Peter Clark (will travel to Denmark to work with the Berlin Philharmonic’s principal violist)
Adriano Cappelletta (to undertake mentoring sessions with acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Simon Rudston-Brown)
Saritah Newman (will work with Mohamad Kombra of Diafrix on beat production and skills)
Steve Allingham (will travel to Cuba to study and practice Afro Cuban Drumming with premier musician Yaroldy Abreu)
Money For Managers (Total Funding – $20,000):
Anthony Zaccaria (to work on Look Lake album and Fractures album and tour campaigns)
Laura Wallbridge (will work on Gossling and Guineafowl album releases plus local and international touring opportunities)
Charles Wall (will focus on the release and national touring campaigns for Bobby Alu)
Mike Solo (to work on local and international campaigns for The Red Paintings and sleepmakeswaves, plus Dumbsaint album release)
Publicise It (Total Funding – $10,000):
Jesse Barbera (will work with Remote Control Records on Jeremy Neal EP release and tour)
Meesha Astill (will work with Positive Feedback on the release and tour support of Rainy Day Women’s album)