With recent cuts to funding in the Australian arts, it is harder than ever for Aussie musicians to get a break in an increasingly challenging market. Taking matters into their own hands, the guys over at The Seed Fund are doing the best they can to keep the dream alive. As a music-focused not-for-profit organisation, they strive to give artists the tools and support they need to become self-sustaining through grants, workshops, partnerships and initiatives.
Now in it’s eleventh year of existence, The Seed are turning to the people to help them in their quest. On Monday October 12th, they are holding their first official fundraiser including a star studded event at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre. The event features a dazzling smorgasbord of Australian talent, including Missy Higgins, San Cisco, Emma Louise, Paul Kelly and John Butler in intimate acoustic sets hosted by Triple J’s Zan Rowe! You can get your tickets now, with all proceeds going back into the fund.
Alongside the event, there will be a month long Pozible campaign kicking off on September 1st. If you have ever wanted to score a personal live performance from the likes of Harry Angus (Cat Empire), Marlon Williams, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Mama Kin or Ruby Boots now is your chance. You can also nab passes to St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, mentoring sessions with industry heavyweights, and a whole lot of other cool stuff from Gotye, Temper Trap and Clare Bowditch to name a few. That’s if just giving for the sake of supporting our artists isn’t enough. What more excuse do you need? Give them your money. All your money!