TAPPED MATCH FUNDING APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN



Tapped funding initiative to inject thousands into WA’s arts sector

TAPPED BY OTHERSIDE by OTHERSIDE BREWING CO. is boosting its commitment to WA’s independent artists through a funding campaign that will see the program’s grant pool double.

Tapped is an advocacy program for WA’s creative industries and independent talent, funded through the sale of Otherside beer.

In 2017/18 the program injected $30,000 into WA’ s arts sector via a range of film, music and arts grants. In 2018/19 this pool will increase to $60,000.

In an attempt to further increase the impact of the program the 2018/19 campaign will see Tapped match artist-led crowdfunding campaigns dollar for dollar up to a set amount.

Otherside Brewing Co. Director David Chitty confirmed program funds would be allocated to successful recipients through a series of match-funding campaigns.

The first, which launched today, will see artists leverage networks and build audiences to drive support and ultimately crowdfunding to secure a portion of an available $20,000 in matched funds.

There are six Australian Music Tour grants and five Creative Industries (non-music) grants available. The quickest campaigners to hit the funding goal will be match funded dollar for dollar up to $2,500, and the next quickest will be match funded to a lower amount.

“Match-funding is a really effective way to double Tapped by Otherside’s impact and reach,” Mr Chitty said, “it provides independent artists with a vehicle to grow their profiles and secure new audiences. It also gives us an opportunity to support the consumer movement by further funding projects and artists that they care about.

Tapped by Otherside is an exciting program for us and we are thrilled to significantly extend its impact with this new match-funding component. This first campaign alone aims to inject $45,000 into our local creative sector - $20,000 from us and $25,000 raised by the artists – that’s significantly more than we were able to invest last year. We know it will make a big impact to the successful recipients.”

The remaining $40,000 in grants will be allocated to artists in a series of funding campaigns to take place in 2018/19.

Tapped is a program that all Otherside beer drinkers and West Australians can be part of and should be proud of. Be it by providing crowdfunding or by purchasing Otherside beer, those that do participate are significantly contributing to the growth of our exciting local creative sector,” Mr Chitty added.

Open exclusively to Western Australian musicians, bands, filmmakers and creatives, Tapped by Otherside supports emerging talent and projects that otherwise struggle to secure financial backing. Tapped by Otherside was established in 2016 and has since injected $36,500 into local creative talent and initiatives.

Tapped by Otherside alumni includes Verge Collection, who used their Australian Tour Grant to kick off their national tour last year; Fremantle band, Koi Child and singer and songwriter, Stella Donnelly, who both used their International Development Grant to travel to SXSW in Texas and; filmmaker Tom de Souza, who used his Film Grant to produce a film that was screened as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival earlier this year.

For further information and to apply head to https://www.tappedbyotherside.com/tapped-match-funding/

2018 WA BAND MANAGER GRANT WINNER ANNOUNCED

LESCHENAULT BASED BAND MANAGER KELSIE MILLER WAS TODAY CONFIRMED AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE INAUGURAL WA BAND MANAGER GRANT.

The $3,500 grant will fund Miller’s attendance (flights, accommodation and tickets) at Big Sound music conference in Brisbane.  Big Sound is a four-day global conference and festival attended by industry, musicians and media providing an opportunity to network with and hear from some of the most experienced, connected and knowledgeable in the music industry.

Band Manager for WA band Great Gable for two years, Miller was thrilled to learn about the Grant and ‘blown away’ by the news she had been successful.

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“I’m absolutely ecstatic to receive this grant. Meeting other managers from around Australia is my biggest priority at the moment and forming networks across the country with other managers is so invaluable to what I do.

“Most of the opportunities to do so however are self-funded and being from WA, it’s a significant investment to travel to the key music conferences and festivals. The support of programs and grants like this one is a real game-changer for new and emerging talent.

Big Sound gives aspiring industry professionals such an amazing opportunity to learn from the legends who have forged the path before us and there is also some fantastic panels and workshops on management, women in music and mental health in the industry that I’m looking forward to attending. I’m so thrilled and grateful to Tapped by Otherside for this opportunity.” Kelsie said.

Otherside Brewing Co. director David Chitty, said he was impressed by the quality of submissions received.

“We received so many strong applications. There is clearly a large pool of dynamic and enthusiastic new creative talent in our local industry. 

“We know it can be hard starting out a career in creative industries.  So this is a great opportunity to support one of our most talented young people to expand their potential by meeting and learning from some of the key decision makers, connectors and teachers within Australia’s music industry and to bring those learnings home here to WA.

“We wish Kelsie well.” David said.

2018 WA BAND MANAGER GRANT ANNOUNCED

TAPPED BY OTHERSIDE TODAY ANNOUNCED A NEW $3,500 2018 WA BAND MANAGER GRANT FURTHERING ITS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF WA’S CREATIVE SECTOR.

In a coup for the local music industry, Tapped by Otherside’s WA Band Manager Grant will see an emerging band manager given the opportunity to attend Big Sound music conference in Brisbane, to boost his or her skills, networks and opportunities to benefit the sector.

Established in 2015, Tapped by Otherside, invests in the development of emerging musical and creative talent and artists through a range of grants. 

According to Otherside Brewing Co. director David Chitty, Tapped By Otherside is strongly invested in supporting local creative talent and looks forward to further extending its granting program.

“As we’ve grown as a brewery, we’ve been able to invest more into Tapped by Otherside to support new, dynamic talent and programs and support the growth of this sector.

“Every beer we sell increases the Tapped by Otherside grants fund and with growing sales we have been able to top up and expand the program. So all of those that have enjoyed an Otherside brew or two along the way have played a part in supporting WA’s creative industries.

"We’re thrilled to be able to announce the addition of the 2018 WA Band Manager Grant. This Grant extends the reach of Tapped by Otherside beyond artists to support those that work behind the scenes to develop, sustain and grow our musical talent and industry.” Mr Chitty said.

Applications for the inaugural 2018 WA Band Manager Grant are now open via the Tapped by Otherside website.

If you are or you know a budding Western Australian band manager, get an application in fast. Applications close Friday 17 August, with the winner to be selected and announced on Friday 24 August.

The successful 2018 WA Band Manager Grant recipient will receive $3,500 to go towards their Big Sound conference pass, flights to Brisbane and accommodation. Big Sound music conference runs from 4 – 7 September in Brisbane.

WA FILM GRANT WINNER ANNOUNCED

TAPPED BY OTHERSIDE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LUNA PALACE CINEMAS AND REVELATION, ANNOUNCE WINNER OF 2018 FILM GRANT

Tom de Souza takes out inaugural Tapped By Otherside 2018 Film Grant.

The 2018 Film Grant, brought together by Otherside, Luna Palace Cinemas and Revelation, awards a local filmmaker $5,000 to help produce a short film, to be screened as part of Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2018 (July 5-18).

Tom de Souza has taken out the Tapped By Otherside 2018 Film Grant. Tom was selected from an entry pool that was wholly commended by judges from Revelation Film Festival and Luna Palace Cinemas.

 Tapped Film Grant winner Tom de Souza.

Tapped Film Grant winner Tom de Souza.

Tom has emerged as a vital voice of his generation, documenting his own dramatic life story in newspapers and magazines across the country. With this Film Grant, Tom receives $5,000 to translate his truly powerful journey onto the big screen, with his short film Out Of Range. The film will be screened as part of Revelation Film Festival 2018 (July 5-18).

“Enabling new voices and new approaches to have a platform is what Rev is all about” says Revelation Director Richard Sowada. “It gives us enormous pride to be part of this process and provides the opportunity which in many instances can change the course of people’s lives - that’s the authentic reward.”

Telling his story could indeed change the course of Tom’s life and film career. Tom says of the film, "I need to tell this story.  It is my story.  It is about my journey through ice addiction and back, and the long road I've walked to learn how to live life again." With the help of the film grant, Tom works to spark positive change in the world through telling his story on screen.

As the winner of the 2018 WA Film Grant, Tom joins other Tapped By Otherside grant recipients; including the 2018 Visual Arts Grant winner, Jessee Lee Johns, and the 2018 International Development Grant winner, WA songwriter Stella Donnelly, who travelled to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.

This news follows the awarding of a $15,000 Australian Tour Grant pool to POW! Negro, Legs Electric and Davey Craddock & The Spectacles – who will all be hitting the air and stages across Australia in the months ahead.

Of the announcement of the winner of Tapped By Otherside’s 2018 Film Grant, Otherside’s David Chitty says: “As someone who has worked in both music and film in WA, I recognise how difficult it can be to get financial support for important and career defining projects. Tom’s story is one that needs to be told and it’s a great feeling to be able to give him the opportunity to tell it. I wish Tom every success with the film and with his career.”

OTHERSIDE AWARDS 3 X AUSTRALIA TOUR GRANTS

LEGS ELECTRIC, POW! NEGRO AND DAVEY CRADDOCK ALL TAKE OUT $5000 TAPPED BY OTHERSIDE GRANTS

Legs Electric, POW! Negro ands Davey Craddock & The Spectacles have each taken out a $5,000 Tapped By Otherside Australian Tour Grant. 

Ramping up its unflinching commitment to WA music, Otherside Brewing Co. announced a huge increase to its Australian Tour Grant – now valued, in total, at $15,000.

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POW Negro

These artists will now be hitting the skies and stages of this great big land throughout 2018.

“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 has enjoyed an Otherside: you’ve contributed to the health of WA music, art and culture!”

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Legs Electric

STELLA DONNELLY TAKES OUT INTERNATIONAL GRANT

Otherside Brewing Co has awarded its 2018 International Development Grant to Fremantle-based songwriter Stella Donnelly. 

Awarded to Koi Child in 2017, the International Development Grant provides $2,500 in financial assistance for West Australian acts to travel internationally to further their careers. Stella Donnelly will travel to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas this March to showcase in front of key international music industry pundits. 

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Donnelly’s brutally honest and witty observations of people and relationships are transformed into blissful poems and lyrical punch lines on her standout debut EP Thrush Metal. Donnelly’s relatable way of writing is her lens to the world in which we live, a glimpse into what it’s like to be a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism. 

“We’re huge fans of Stella and all she’s achieved,” Otherside director David Chitty said. “Stella is not only documenting but also really leading the charge on vital social issues, including genuine gender equality – and calling out the hypocrisy. We look forward to following the next phase in her huge career.”

“Thank you so much to Otherside for awarding me this grant,” Donnelly responded. “I’m super grateful and can’t wait to get across to Austin, Texas.”

“It is fantastic for Stella to be the recipient of the Otherside’s International Development Grant for her travels to SXSW conference and festival,” Donnelly’s manager and Jarrah Records head Philip Stevens added. “It is so important that artists have the ability to receive extra funding to be able to offset the costs of travel and accommodation. These funds will give Stella the opportunity to fulfil her potential on this important international stage.” 

$5,000 WA FILM GRANT OPEN

OTHERSIDE TEAMS UP WITH LUNA PALACE CINEMAS AND REVELATION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The inaugural Tapped By Otherside 2018 Film Grant is now open for entries.

The 2018 Film Grant brings together Otherside Brewing Co.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 (July 5-18).

The film can be any genre, from short narrative, documentary, animation, experimental or any other hybrid. The only rules: it must be 10 minutes or shorter and be identifiably West Australian…in whichever way you imagine that.

Entries close 5pm WST Monday, April 9 – and the grant recipient will be announced Wednesday, April 11. Films need to be shot, edited and ready to screen for Revelation, which kicks off July 5.

Of the initiative, Luna Palace Cinemas’ Operations Manager Candice Skinner said: “Luna Palace Cinemas is delighted to be working with Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Otherside Brewing Co. on what we believe to be a truly exciting and important initiative.

“Luna Palace Cinemas has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Revelation Perth International Film Festival for almost two decades and supports any push to encourage the development of local filmmakers and help deliver quality, locally-made film content and in turn, drive the WA screen industry.”

Revelation’s Director Richard Sowada added: “Working directly with filmmakers in getting ideas and projects off the ground is what the festival is all about. If we can provide inspiration through what we screen and follow that up with initiatives that actually get things made then I don’t know what more we can possibly ask for!”

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.

The announcement of the 2018 WA Film Grant follows in the wake of a big month of Tapped By Otherside announcements, including the awarding of the 2018 Visual Arts Grant to Jessee Lee Johns and the 2018 International Development Grant to WA songwriter Stella Donnelly, who travelled to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.

This news was followed by the awarding of a $15,000 Australian Tour Grant pool to POW! Negro, Legs Electric and Davey Craddock & The Spectacles – who will all be hitting the air and stages across Australia in the months ahead.

Of Tapped By Otherside’s evolution into film, Otherside’s David Chitty says: “As someone who has worked in both music and film in WA, I recognise how difficult it can be to get financial support for important and career defining projects. Tapped By Otherside is our declaration of faith and support in the WA creative sector, which is truly one of the most exciting anywhere in the country.”

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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.