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The Seed Fund 2020

The Seed Fund Future Makers Workshop is back for 2020, offering a chance for artists and managers to examine the mechanics of their operation. Part professional development program, part personal inquiry, its 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.

Established by musicians Danielle Caruana and John Butler in 2005 The Seed Fund is a philanthropic fund, funded by artists for the Australian music arts community.

Since its inception in 2005, The Seed Fund has offered support to Australian artists and industry workers from all backgrounds, working with 280+ managers and self managed artists, many of whom have gone on to become self sustained and continue to thrive in the industry.


"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 (LANKS)
2019 Future Makers Participant

Who can apply?

Australian artists, artist managers and self managed artists. Up to 30 positions available.

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.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age and an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply.

Key Dates:

Applications Open: Thursday 1 August 2019

Applications Close: Sunday 15 September (midnight AEST on closing date)

Applicants Notified: November 2019

Workshop: March 2020

Apply Here From 1 August


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