Our Advocacy

RAA seeks to ensure the arts in regional Australia are recognised as essential.

We believe in strong partnership between governments, industry, not-for-profits and commercial business and we advocate to work more effectively across industry and policy sectors to build a diverse, robust and more sustainable regional, remote and rural Australia.

We work to address the need for the arts and creative industries to be critically positioned across multiple policy platforms including Digital connectivity, Education and Employment, Health services and drought relief, Tourism and Agriculture, Water and the Environment.


  • First Nations
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing (resilience)
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Responding to climate change (preparing for zero net carbon)
  • Diversity of Investment
  • Cultural Infrastructure and Tourism

There is a need for long-term planning to integrate and support artistic practice and creative industries in a regional framework. We are advocating to work more effectively across industry and policy sectors to build a stronger, diverse and sustainable arts sector. Enhanced government engagement and investment in the arts will increase the vibrancy, diversity and capacity to explore and reflect regional Australia, contribute to the social and economic benefits, improve social cohesion, build regional resilience and develop and strengthen regional futures.

We advocate for informed national regional arts policy that represents the diversity of practice and cultural landscape and represents best practice.