The Seed opens all categories - MusicNSW

The Seed aims to help Australian artists from any background, creating art and music across any genre, to establish themselves as self-sustained, professional artists.

The Categories you can apply for, all are now open, include:

  • Management Workshop Initiative
  • Skinny Fish Indigenous Community Music Initiative
  • Art For the Public

All categories are open now, with a deadline Monday March 15, 2010. Final successful applicants will be notified early May 2010. For more information check out the new-rebranded The Seed site, or email

Management Workshop Initiative
Offers practical strategies for managing a band or performer in the establishment phase of their career. This initiative has been running for six years and has been extremely successful and appreciated by all attendees. With the wonderful wealth of knowledge from industry contributors including managers, distributors, radio promoters, radio representatives, publicists, lawyers, grant writers, publishers and artists, it offers strategic advice on ways to enhance performers’ opportunities.

Applications will be accepted from managers, self managed solo musicians or band members who are managing their own band. 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!

Skinny Fish Indigenous Community Music Initiative
The Seed is happy to announce a partnership with Skinnyfish Music for this new initiative. Skinnyfish Music is a record label, distributor and publisher of Indigenous music. Based in Darwin, they have been in operation for over 10 years and have worked with many incredible artists including Gurrumul, Saltwater Band and Nabarlek to name just a few.

Through existing and established festivals and events this partnership will create paid performance opportunities for community bands in and around their homelands.

Art For the Public
Encourages artists to recreate the Australian urban landscape The Seed are seeking to fund visual artists, with grants of up to $5000, who are undertaking projects delivering visual art to outdoor, or prominent indoor public spaces. The intention is for these art pieces to become a form of social commentary, communication and inspiration, between the artist and the general public, art that is free and incidental to the public. Projects could include artistic responses to social justice issues, art that displays a significance to the community, murals, exhibitions, graffiti, stencil work, photography, multimedia, print, paint or whatever the imagination can conjure…