The Seed announces successful applicants - MusicNSW

The Australian Arts Grant – The Seed Fund has announced the successful applicants for the 2013 round of funding.


ART ON THE STREET // Total Funding $5000

PARTNER: Next Wave Festival (


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.




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


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


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 (

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.

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 (

OBJECTIVE: To support music industry professional mentors travelling to Alice Springs and take part in Bush Bands Business.