In 2016 The Seed Fund enters its 12th year and continues to support emerging musicians, artists and arts workers via their Management Workshop and three community-based initiatives.

The much anticipated annual Management Workshop will be again be held in Melbourne in 2016.

APPLICATIONS OPEN Friday 17th June – CLOSE Monday 1st August 2016


Number of projects and individuals supported: Over 430
Funding delivered: Over $1,000,000
Years running: 12


MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP – Up to 25 opportunities available // Up to $70,000 // $2800 per participant
WHO FOR: Australian emerging managers including self-managed artists.

WHY: The Management Workshop is a one-stop shop for practical strategies to manage artists in the establishment phase of their careers. In a creative industry where there is no set path, we believe the most effective way to learn is by sharing knowledge and seeking out those who have gone before. Providing access to an unrivalled list of industry experts from managers to publishers, lawyers, publicists, promoters and media representatives, the Management Workshop provides an opportunity for managers to come face to face with leaders in their field.

HOW: Applications will be accepted from managers, including self-managed artists. 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!

“The Seed Workshop has been a turning point in my career – I am more energised and enthusiastic about artist management, which will no doubt also benefit my artists in spades. Personal development is crucial in this industry, but very often rare, and The Seed provides the perfect space for that to happen amongst your peers.”
Matthew Cannings, L-FRESH The LION, Little Sea, Brendan Maclean and Jeriet Dwight

“The Seed workshop was a great space to collaboratively learn alongside like-minded artists and managers. The content was extensive and the workshops were detailed and enriching. Having the opportunity to connect with the presenters was also invaluable.”
Melody Forghani, Vallis Alps