Otherside announces $15,000 grant pool for national tours
Tapped By Otherside turns it up a notch
with round #4 grants
16 January 2018
Ramping up its unflinching commitment to WA music, Otherside Brewing Co. has announced a huge increase to its Australian Tour Grant – now valued, in total, at $15,000.
Entries are now open to all original WA bands and solo artists for the prize pool, which in 2018 is composed of three individual Australian Tour Grants valued at $5000 apiece – helping underwrite a pivotal national tour, and assisting WA musicians take the next vital step in their careers.
This follows on from a massive 2017 for the Tapped By Otherside grants program, which saw Otherside dish out three major grants valued at over $10,000, including the International Development Grant taking Fremantle greats Koi Child to the SXSW in Texas. This was followed with the inaugural Australian Tour Grant, taken out by the mighty Verge Collection: who undertook an epic headline tour of Australia. And then the year closed off with Good Doogs taking out the Regional Tour Grant (south west, Goldfields and mid west edition) – with the resultant upcoming tour scheduled for March.
2017 also saw Otherside announce both its Visual Art Grant (in conjunction with Emergence Festival) and WA Film Grant (in conjunction with Luna Palace Cinemas and Revelation International Film Festival), which will both be officially launched in early 2018.
Tapped By Otherside grants are funded through part proceeds of every Otherside beer sold. So a cheers on Otherside is a cheers towards the future of WA music and art.
“We have made no secret or apologies for our commitment to WA’s creative sector, having emerged from it ourselves,” Otherside Director David Chitty days. “We promised to donate a portion of each and every beer sale to creating grants and supporting music, visual art and film – so as the company has grown we’ve now been able to increase the grant pool. So thanks to everyone who enjoyed an Otherside in 2017: you’ve contributed to the health of WA music, art and culture!”
All ‘original music’ West Australian-based bands or solo artists are eligible to apply for the three 2018 Australian Tour Grants via the Tapped By Otherside website below. Entries close 5pm WST Monday, February 12, and the applicants will be shortlisted by a panel of music industry professionals, with voting then opened to the public (please see full terms and conditions of entry).
The winner will be announced on Monday, February 19. The tour must take place in 2018.
Of Verge Collection’s inaugural Australian Tour Grant win in 2017, frontman and songwriter Ben Arnold said:
"Touring…when you're based in Perth is always costly and a lot of bands aren't lucky enough to be able to do it. A lot of businesses talk a lot about supporting live, original music in WA: it’s great to see one putting its money where its mouth is!”
Otherside announces WA Film Grant
Tapped By Otherside partners with
Luna Palace Cinemas and Revelation
5 October 2017
Fresh from realising its first round of music grants in 2017, Tapped By Otherside – Otherside Brewing Co’s cultural grants initiative – is branching out into new and inspired frontiers, with the announcement of the 2018 WA Film Grant.
The 2018 WA Film Grant brings together Otherside, Luna Palace Cinemas and Revelation in this exciting new partnership, which will award a local filmmaker $5,000 to help produce a short film, to be screened as part of Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2018.
Full entry details and conditions for the grant will be announced early in 2018. The grant will be funded through part proceeds of every Otherside beer sold at the iconic Luna Cinemas in Leederville. So a cheers on Otherside is a cheers towards the future of WA film.
‘Verge Collection’ takes out $5000 grant
The Australian Touring Grant will assist the band on headline national tour
30 June 2017
Rising from some fierce competition, Verge Collection has emerged as the judges’ choice for 2017’s $5000 Tapped By Otherside Australian Touring Grant.
The Tapped By Otherside Australian Touring Grant will offer vital assistance to help the band mount its first significant national tour this August.
“This Tapped grant will help us so much by underwriting a massive expense and help us get our music to an east coast audience. A lot of businesses talk a lot about supporting live, original music in WA: it’s great to see one putting its money where its mouth is!”, Verge Collection frontman and songwriter Ben Arnold says
Otherside’s Julian Tompkin adds: “A huge congratulations to Verge Collection. They emerged from some pretty stiff competition, but are worthy winners and are very well positioned to take their career to the next level, on the back of this national tour. They’ve got the charm, the chops and the conviction, and we’re proud to be supporting them.”
The awarding of the Australian Touring Grant follows on from the International Development Grant, which was awarded to Fremantle group Koi Child in March to help the band travel to the SXSW in Texas.
TAKING YOUR MUSIC FURTHER
Otherside Brewing Co. began life at a music festival. Founded by a couple of music industry mates, the ambition was simple: to create a beer that ‘canned’ the festival and live music experience.
Otherside is now thrilled to unveil Tapped By Otherside – a grant program helping West Australian musicians take their music further.
The 2017 Tapped By Otherside Australian Touring Grant (totalling $5,000) is now open for application – and will be awarded to an established and ‘tour ready’West Australian group or solo artist, to assist in undertaking a headline national tour across key Australian capital cities.
As well as $5,000 in cash support, the 2017 Australian Touring Grant will also offer professional development opportunities with some of the country’s foremost music industry leaders – across a range of sectors.