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.

These include:

The Regional Arts Fund

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 2018, Regional Arts Australia is a running a series of webinars focusing on digital marketing and presence.
Find information about our 2016 webinar series here.

Creative Regions National Summit

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 Stand at the Melbourne Art Book Fair

In 2018, Regional Arts Australia will hold a stand at the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria, showcasing publications by regional artists, authors and organisations.

Performing Arts Touring

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 Performing Arts Connections Australia in maximising regional community access to  touring products.

Regional Arts Australia acknowledges the traditional Custodians of land throughout Australia and we pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.