The Seed Fund is a music-focused not-for-profit organisation. Its aim is to support musicians hoping to become self-sustained professionals, and is the brainchild of John Butler and his wife, Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin).
The Seed offers financial support as well as unique development opportunities to Australian performers. Through the likes of grants, workshops, partnerships and initiatives, The Seed has linked the rising with the ratified, fostering a sense of community and security within a challenging, creative world.
2015 will see The Seed launch their first official fundraising campaign, including an all-star line-up event at The Athenaeum Theatre on Monday October 12.
Hosted by Triple J’s Zan Rowe, featuring the talents of Missy Higgins, San Cisco, Emma Louise, Paul Kelly and John Butler.
The event will run alongside a month long Pozible campaign kicking off 1 September. Rewards for donations include personal and live offerings from the likes of Harry Angus (Cat Empire), Marlon Williams, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Mama Kin and Ruby Boots.
These prizes will sit alongside VIP Passes to each St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Australia, digital marketing and PR mentoring sessions with industry heavyweights and band merchandise from the likes of Gotye, Temper Trap, Clare Bowditch and more.
Tickets for the fundraiser even are on sale now and can be purchased here: http://www.theseedfund.org