$5,000 WA FILM grant OPEN

Otherside Teams up with Luna palace cinemas and revelation international film festival


16 January 2018

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.”


Otherside awards 3 x australia tour grants

legs electric, pow! negro and Davey craddock all take out $5000 Tapped By Otherside grants


27 February 2018

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.

 POW! Negro

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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12 February 2018

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. 

 Photo by  Daniel Grant, Photographer

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.” 





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.



About tapped



Western Australia has long been a breeding ground for musical exports and top notch brews.

now local company Otherside Brewing Co. has combined both for the greater good, today announcing Tapped By Otherside – a cultural initiative helping Australian musicians take their music further.

The idea is simple. A toast of Otherside, is a toast in support of Australian musicians, with the company funding two significant grants each year.

Tapped By Otherside comprises of the Australian Touring Grant ($5,000) and the International Development Grant ($2,500), the latter was awarded to Fremantle group Koi Child in March to help the band travel to the SXSW in Texas.

“These funds were essential in getting us to SXSW and the US, giving us a platform to take our career to the next level,” Koi Child’s Shannon Cruz Patterson says.
“Touring is a fundamental tool in the continual development of a musician’s growth,” band manager Harris Waters (Koi Child, Black Panda) added.

The success of the inaugural grant to Koi Child, was the catalyst for Otherside Brewing Co. formalising its ongoing support of local music and opening the National Touring Grant.

“The ability to showcase original music and perform live to new audiences can generate multiple opportunities and experiences to assist in the development of an artist’s career,” Harris Waters said.
Otherside Brewing Co.’s Julian Tompkin added: “Having been a part of the music and culture business for many years, we recognise the decline in funding available to musicians in Australia,” he said.
“The biggest obstacle for emerging bands and artists today is the prohibitive cost of touring – which is now the most essential means in developing a viable music career. Otherside is committed to backing emerging talent and helping them to take their music to wider audiences.”

In its inaugural year, Tapped By Otherside is open exclusively to WA artists – however from 2018, as the size of the fund increases, the annual program plans to open to applications Australia-wide, as well as potentially expand into other creative platforms.

The 2017 National Touring Grant for West Australian musicians (totalling $5,000) is now open – and will be awarded to an emerging or established group or solo artist to assist in the undertaking of a headline national tour across key Australian capital cities. Applications close COB (WA time) Friday, June 16, and will be appraised and awarded by a panel of music industry professionals.

The grant will also offer professional development opportunities with some of the country’s foremost music industry leaders – across a range of sectors.

About Otherside Brewing Co.

Otherside Brewing Co. was founded in late 2015 by the founders of Sunset Events – the team behind some of WA’s most iconic music festival brands – who set out to capture the quintessential music festival experience in a beer. To learn more about Otherside Brewing Co.’s story and beers, head to othersidebrewing.com.au.

Entries close COB close Friday, November 10, and the Grant Recipient will be announced on Friday, November 17.