First established in 2018 through community consultation, the West Coast Seed Funding Program was designed to provide seed funding support for arts and cultural practitioners connected to lutruwita/Tasmania's remote West Coast.
In 2022, through a partnership between West Coast Council and The Unconformity with funding support provided through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts, the total program funding pool is $15,000.
Funded outcomes may include travel to attend masterclasses or exhibitions, skills development opportunities, mentoring, project costs, gallery or exhibition infrastructure, or the acquisition of equipment related to creative or cultural endeavours.
Individuals or groups can apply for up to $2500 each.
The 2022 West Coast Seed Funding recipients are:
Alexander Bloem — $1500 towards a music and history project exploring the poems of the book 'Bards of Tasmania's Old West'
Alan Jennison — $2500 towards the conversion of a Zeehan shop into a gallery space
Bob Cartledge Jnr — $1490 towards travel and course fees for a tool making workshop in nipaluna/Hobart
Emmalie Kyle — $2250 towards artist fees for DRAGLINE
PressWEST —$2490 towards materials and the installation of a sink in PressWEST print studio
Teri Young — $2500 towards an album launch and music video for 'Bring The Show Back Home'
Renate van Riet, Billie Lee Martin and Jude Devereaus — $2153 towards marketing and installation costs for their upcoming textile exhibition