We are committed to providing services that have genuine impact and relevance for artists and communities. We actively assess the national reach and impact of our programs and strive for programs that are relevant, useful and important for those living and working in the arts in regional Australia.
We run and support a diverse range of programs to support regional artists and arts organisations nationally.
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports and promotes participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional, rural and remote Australia.
In 2016, Regional Arts Australia ran a Winter Webinar Series – Burning Slow – Blazing Bright: Igniting and Fuelling Conversations about Arts & Culture in Regional & Remote Australia – May, June, July, August.
The Creative Regions National Summit is a biannual event, created to inform future policy development, foster conversation and provide a platform for discussions around arts, health, well-being and regional communities.
ARTLANDS, the RAA national biennial conference, is now the largest arts gathering in Australia attracting average attendances of 800. Artlands 2018 will be held in Victoria.
Regional Arts Australia is actively involved in supporting state and national performing arts touring to and from rural, regional and remote Australian communities. At the national level, RAA plays an important role in liaising with presenters, producers and promoters, guided by a Regional and Remote Touring Advisory Group which comprises leading touring advocates from each jurisdiction in Australia.
Regional Arts Australia is a founding member of the Performing Arts Touring Alliance (PATA) and actively engages with the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA) in maximising regional community access to touring products.