RAF Resources and Information
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
There are two streams of the Regional Arts Fund that are open for applications, Project Grants and Quick Response Grants. There is one national set of Guidelines, produced by the Australian Government, that outline the eligibility criteria, assessment criteria and how to apply.
The Guidelines were last updated in September 2023.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD The National RAF Project Grants and Quick Response Grants Guidelines
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Information about eligibility for the Regional Arts Fund
The objectives of the Regional Arts Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia's arts and culture in regional and remote Australia, and through doing so:
- Encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural outcomes in regional communities;
partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in−kind
support for regional arts projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
- Develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts;
- Increase employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists; and
- Support quality and viability of artistic and cultural activity.
All RAF applications are assessed on the extent to which they meet these objectives.
TYPES OF GRANTS
QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS are delivered each year from February to November, and are batched for assessment at the end of each month. Projects must commence between 2 and 12 weeks from the closing date of the round you are applying in.
PROJECT GRANTS operate in rounds once or twice per year, depending on the applicant’s jurisdiction. Applicants can receive up to $30,000 and projects must fit within the timelines of the round. Please check the calendar below and contact your Regional Program Administrator for more information.
Projects from 1 Jan 2024
Projects from 1 July 2024