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The Seed Fund exists to support emerging Australian artists. Our goal is to nurture and support artists and musicians with a view to creating self-sustainable professionals.

Co-founded by directors John Butler and Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin) 11 years ago, The Seed Fund is all about fostering a strong and vibrant arts culture in our very own backyard.



We love Australian music.

We love Australian artists.

We love Australian culture.

We love independent Australian music.

AND...we believe that investing in Australia's emerging talent is the best way to guarantee that all of the things we love will continue to prosper and grow.

AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

In the early stages of independent musician, John Butler's, career as he and Danielle, travelled across the country, they were constantly struck by the number of exceptional artists they stumbled upon at every turn and wondered how they could support these artists to be heard in more households across the world. Skip forward a few years and they found themselves in a position to give something back - and thus The Seed Fund was born.

Seriously though, how good is Australian music?

From Tame Impala to Emma Louise, Boy and Bear, Ball Park Music, Gosling, Airling, The Veronicas and Washington, The Seed Fund has played a key role in supporting more than 400 artists across the country via our industry-renowned Management Workshop and grant-giving programs.

We are wholeheartedly committed to flying the flag for Australian artists. While our core community support happens within the sphere of music, The Seed Fund has supported visual arts projects and arts managers who work across the various fields of artistic expression.

And nothing’s gonna stop us now.

We're asking YOU to get on board: Become part of The Seed Fund campaign. Help to keep the fund flowing and to continue to support the next wave of Australian artists.

Join the movement - LET'S DO THIS!


How The Funds Will Be Used

The core activities of The Seed Fund include The Management Workshop and our annual grant programs that cater for both alumni of the workshop as well as emerging musicians. We offer grants for recording projects, publicity campaigns, management support and indigenous arts, among others.

Each year we fund 24 places in the Management Workshop to Australian self-managed artists and managers.

With the money raised, we will allocate it as below:

$22,000 will be put towards the costs of the management workshop which include flights, accommodation and food for our attendees and speakers (This workshop costs over $55k to put on each year and while we'll continue to raise funds in other ways, this campaign will provide a huge chunk of funding to pave the way for our participants in 2016)


$8,000 will be put towards our new partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Music Group 

$5,000 will be put towards our Bush Bands Business (BSB) funding program which sends urban music industry professionals to support the BSB program in Alice Springs, mentoring emerging musicians from remote communities


$5,000 will be put towards our running costs, to fund a part-time Project Manager to continue to facilitate our programs and keep the ties alive with our community of donors and grant recipients



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A$25 +Seedy Mixed TapeThis reward features a mixed tape from our community including: AIRLING, JESS RIBEIRO, DALLAS FRASCA, TINPAN ORANGE, AINSLIE WILLS, JEN CLOHER, JIM LAWRIE, THE MAE TRIO, ELANA STONE, to name but a few. Your Seedy Mixed Tape will include 10 songs from artists who are somehow connected to The Seed Fund. We have supported more than 400 Australian artists across our 11-year history. And now The Seed Fund community is giving back by offering a sample of their musical goodness to YOU!
53 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$50 +All GoneSeedy Mixed Tape + MerchThis reward features a mixed tape from our Seed community including: AIRLING, JESS RIBEIRO, DALLAS FRASCA, TINPAN ORANGE, AINSLIE WILLS, JEN CLOHER, JIM LAWRIE, THE MAE TRIO, ELANA STONE, to name but a few. Your Seedy Mixed Tape will include 10 songs from artists who are connected to The Seed Fund. You will also receive a mystery merch item from The Seed community, be it an album, a T-shirt, a tea towel or another gloriously merchtastic item, from one of our many wonders. Bring it on!
50 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$80 +All GoneSeedy Tix for HozierThe amazing folks from Chugg Entertainment have hooked us up with some killer ticket packs. This round of ticket goodness is a DOUBLE PASS to the HOZIER live on the River Stage in Brisbane. Tickets are available for Friday November 6 at Brisbane's Riverstage and are valued at $79 per person. http://chuggentertainment.com
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A$90 +All GoneSeedy Tix for Florence The amazing folks from Chugg Entertainment have hooked us up with some killer ticket packs. This round of ticket goodness is a DOUBLE PASS to FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE. One of the world's most stunning vocalists, Florence is a powerhouse of song. Tickets are eligible for Melbourne's Sidney Music Myer Bowl on Wednesday November 11. This double pass is valued at $200. http://chuggentertainment.com
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A$95 +Woolly Mammoth Golden TixThis is for the ultimate Brissie music lover. Brisbane's premier venue Wolly Mammoth presents FIVE DOUBLE PASSES to ANY show throughout the year at this killer venue. An awesome venue in the heart of Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, you'll be spoilt for choice to find the gig night that suits you! www.woollymammoth.com.au
2 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$99 +Seedy Tix - 170 RussellCalling all live music lovers!! The legends from one of Melbourne's hottest venues - 170 Russell - have generously donated 5 x DOUBLE PASSES for punters to enjoy a night on the town at the gig of their choice. Valued at up to $150, these passes enable the bearer to choose any gig at 170 Russell. See http://170russell.com for details. Get in quick. These will be snapped up.
4 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$100 +All GoneSeedy Mixed Merch BagThis reward features a variety of merch wonders from The Seed community. It's a mystery pick'n'mix, but you're guaranteed two albums and a T-shirt or something delightfully merchtastic (such as a limited edition autographed vinyl) from the likes of TEMPER TRAP, GOTYE, SAN CISCO, TAME IMPALA, SARITAH, RUBY BOOTS, THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO, AIRLING and MAMA KIN, to name but a few. We'll also throw in the Seedy Mixed Tape to boot!
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A$115 +All GoneSeedy Night of TunesWE LOVE LIVE MUSIC! And so do our friends at the Venue Collective and Corner Presents. These legends have donated 1 x DOUBLE PASS + a FOOD and DRINKS VOUCHER for each of the following venues: - Northcote Social Club - Newtown Social Club - The Corner Grab a mate, pick a venue and a gig and head down for an evening of live muzak awesome with food and drinks to boot! This reward is valued at $200. http://cornerhotel.com http://northcotesocialclub.com http://newtownsocialclub.com
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A$120 +All GoneSpecial Handwritten NotesFancy a little note, penned by one of your favourite musical ladies? We've asked MAMA KIN and CLARE BOWDITCH to take it back to the old school. More than a social media shout out, these ladies are picking up a pen to scribble a note that's all for you! This special momento will be crafted for your eyes only. Feel free to share the magic words with your friends, but rest assured, this one is a homespun note especially tailored for YOU.
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A$132 +All GoneTAME IMPALA TICKETS - BNEWe are very proud of our association with Tame Impala's management team Spinning Top and all of the wonderful things this crew from the westside roll out. In partnership with Chugg Entertainment and the Tame Impala legends we are excited to offer a double pass to the upcoming CURRENTS TOUR. We have double passes for each of the major stops on the tour. Be quick. These won't last! These TWO tickets valid for: Brisbane - Riverstage - Sat Nov 21
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A$133 +TAME IMPALA TICKETS - ADLWe are very proud of our association with Tame Impala's management team Spinning Top and all of the wonderful things this crew from the westside roll-out. In partnership with Chugg Entertainment and the Tame Impala legends we are excited to offer a double pass to the upcoming CURRENTS TOUR. We have double passes for each of the major stops on the tour. Be quick. These won't last! These TWO tickets valid for: Adelaide - Thebarton - Thu Nov 19
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A$134 +All GoneTAME IMPALA TICKETS - PERWe are very proud of our association with Tame Impala's management team Spinning Top and all of the wonderful things this crew from the westside roll-out. In partnership with Chugg Entertainment and the Tame Impala legends we are excited to offer a double pass to the upcoming CURRENTS TOUR. We have double passes for each of the major stops on the tour. Be quick. These won't last! These TWO tickets valid for: Perth - Belvoir Amphitheatre - Sun Nov 15 www.tameimpala.com
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A$135 +All GoneTAME IMPALA TICKETS - MELWe are very proud of our association with Tame Impala's management team Spinning Top and all of the wonderful things this crew from the westside roll-out. In partnership with Chugg Entertainment and the Tame Impala legends we are excited to offer a double pass to the upcoming CURRENTS TOUR. We have double passes for each of the major stops on the tour. Be quick. These won't last! These TWO tickets valid for: Melbourne - Sidney Myer Music Bowl - Nov 7 www.tameimpala.com
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$140 +All GoneSeedy Digital Strategy As a creative, it can be a daunting task to navigate the digital stratosphere. Leading digital agency Comes with Fries will provide a consultation session to get your overall digital activity in an optimal position and develop a strategy for an upcoming release. The session will be designed and flexible to the level of information and detail you require. The framework will be delivered to you prior to the session. The session is one hour via Skype, valued at $500.
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A$145 +All GoneSeedy PR StrategyYou've written killer songs. You've recorded them with an awesome producer. But how about getting the music out into the world? Positive Feedback has been involved in spreading the good word for some of Australia's most exciting artists from Little May to Alison Wonderland, SAFIA and I Know Leopard. Headed up by Monique Rothstein, PF tailor their publicity campaigns to suit your needs and market. http://positive-feedback.com.au Reward is a 1-hour PR consultation via Skype, valued at $500
3 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2016
A$165 +All GoneSeedy Tix: Elton JohnThe amazing folks from Chugg Entertainment have hooked us up with some killer ticket packs. This round of ticket goodness is a DOUBLE GOLD PASS to ELTON JOHN. By far one of the greatest entertainers in the world, Elton John transcends generations. Tickets are eligible for Adelaide Entertainment Centre on December 15. This double pass is valued at $360. http://chuggentertainment.com
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A$170 +Seedy tix Robbie WilliamsThe amazing folks from Chugg Entertainment have hooked us up with some killer ticket packs. This round of ticket goodness is a GOLD DOUBLE PASS to the new ROBBIE WILLIAMS tour, Let Me Entertain You 2015. Tickets are available in all capital cities (Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne) and are valued at $159 per person, so that's $318 of top value for a double pass. This tour is touted as Robbie's finest. Let him entertain YOU! http://chuggentertainment.com
3 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$200 +Special Video MessagesHow about a personalised video message from one of our most excellent musical lasses, MAMA KIN or CLARE BOWDITCH? Choose your favourite and we'll have them record a special personalised video message just for you. If you'd like a special birthday surprise for a friend or just a simple personalised note straight from the lips of MK or CB, just tell us what you're after and our generous ladies will conjure their magic. And we'll throw in the Seedy Mixed Tape to boot!
3 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2015
A$210 +All GoneLegal Advice - Baby stepsReceive legal advice for your band or creative project from Brett Oaten Solicitors, one of Australia's leading entertainment law firms. Valued at $500, for two hours consultation. Brett Oaten Solicitors acts for a wide range of clients from internationally successful artists in the music industry, film studios and large media companies to young bands and first-time film producers. www.brettoaten.com.au NB Specifics of consultation will be dependent upon the seniority of the lawyer engaged.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$220 +All GoneSeedy festival ticketsAustralia is a veritable feast of festival awesome. And Victoria has a wealth of festivals from which to choose. Our friends from the Hills are Alive and NYE on the Hill festivals have offered us a DOUBLE PASS to the festival of your choice. Check out www.thehillsarealive.com.au and www.nyeonthehill.com.au for further info.
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A$350 +All GoneLegal Advice - TeenagerReceive legal advice for your band or creative project from Brett Oaten Solicitors, one of Australia's leading entertainment law firms. Package is valued at $1000, for 3.5 hours. Brett Oaten Solicitors acts for a wide range of clients from internationally successful artists in the music industry, film studios and large media companies to young bands and first-time film producers. www.brettoaten.com.au NB Specifics of consultation will be dependent upon the seniority of the lawyer engaged.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$400 +All GoneVIP Tickets: Laneway FestSt Jerome's VIP tickets are exclusive to friends of the festival. It's a money can't buy experience, not available to the public! VIP DOUBLE PASS to Laneway Festival entitles you + mate to: - Express entry - VIP lounge access (private space for VIPs & artists only) - VIP bar access - VIP restroom access AMAZING! In the past 12 years Laneway has transformed urban jungles into cultural epicentres showcasing music, fashion, film & design. 2016 lineup is yet to be announced but it will ROCK!
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A$450 +Seedy Legals - Big CahunaReceive legal advice for your band or creative project from Brett Oaten Solicitors, one of Australia's leading entertainment law firms. Valued at $1500, for 5.5 hours consultation. Brett Oaten Solicitors acts for a wide range of clients from internationally successful artists in the music industry, film studios and large media companies to young bands and first-time film producers. www.brettoaten.com.au NB Specifics of consultation will be dependent upon the lawyer engaged.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2015
A$750 +All GoneSeed a SongThis is your chance to plant the seeds of a new song with one of Australia's leading producers. Work with a killer producer to kickstart a recording. Keen to test the waters with a new producer? Looking for some expert production advice to shape your next recording? We'll give you four hours in the studio with TONY BUCHEN (The Preatures, Montaigne, Thelma Plum, Falls) or JAN SKUBISZEWSKI (John Butler Trio, Way of the Eagle, The Cat Empire). Pledgers must cover travel & expenses.
2 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2016
A$870 +All GoneRARE TAME IMPALA GOODIESWe are very proud of our association with Spinning Top Music and Tame Impala's management team. We are so stoked with all that this team of westside legends roll out into the world. With special thanks to these wonderful people, we are pleased to offer up a VERY limited collection of Tame Impala LPs signed by Kevin Parker including: - Tame Impala EP (now out of print) - Innerspeaker - Lonerism - Currents - Flaming Lips/Tame Impala split LP A limited edition reward to make a grown fan cry.
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A$980 +All GoneSigned Seedy Maton UkeAustralia's premier guitar craftsman MATON have donated a ukulele, fresh for your plucking. We'll get this baby signed by our key Seed community contributors including JOHN BUTLER and MISSY HIGGINS.
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A$2000 +A Seedy House ConcertGet UP CLOSE and personal with some of The Seed community's best and brightest for a house concert you won't soon forget. Choose a soiree with: MARLON WILLIAMS (VIC) one of the purest voices in modern music or LITTLE MAY (NSW) with their dark tangle of raw lyrics and haunting melodies *Artist to play for up to 1 amazing hour *Location must be within 3 hours drive of Melbourne (MW) or 3 hours drive of Sydney (LM) *Max 40 at house concert please www.marlonwilliams.co.nz www.littlemaymusic.com
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A$2750 +All GoneSigned Seedy Maton GuitarAustralia's premier guitar craftsman MATON have donated a guitar, fresh for your plucking. We'll get this baby signed by our key Seed community including JOHN BUTLER and MISSY HIGGINS. Additional postage charges apply for shipping internationally.
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A$4500 +Seedy House Concert 2A chance to be UP CLOSE and personal with some of The Seed community's best and brightest: a house concert you won't forget. For our deluxe house concert, we're offering an evening with music whizz Harry James Angus of The Cat Empire and his songbird Emily Lubitz of Tinpan Orange. Invite these legends over for some of the sweetest songs and stories you can imagine. *Artists play for up to 1 amazing hour *Location must be within 3 hours drive of Melbourne *Max 40 at house concert please
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2016
A$9500 +All GoneA Concert with MK & JBYour chance to be up close and personal with our fine directors: JOHN BUTLER and MAMA KIN. As two of Australia's most generous musical spirits, these two rarely perform together. When they do, it is electric. Performing their original songs as Brave & the Bird, as well as joining forces on their own existing catalogues, this will be a once in a lifetime experience. *Artists to play for up to 1 amazing hour *Location must be within 3 hours drive of Margaret River WA *Max 100 at house concert
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2016