Next Level Regional Grant

Next Level Regional Grant

The Next Level Regional Grant supports young emerging regional artists and arts workers ages 18-26 to build skills so they can develop and sustain an arts career in regional Western Australia.

Image: Mana and Sita Bennett, both recipients of the Next Level Regional Grant in 2020. Photo by Mana Bennett.

Grants of up to $7,500 support creative activity and professional development for a period of one year. This may include but is not limited to the creation of new work, collaborations, residencies, professional development, and training. Applicants are also encouraged to find a mentor for the duration of the grant period.

All art forms are eligible including but not limited to visual arts, theatre, dance, writing, music, film, new media and cultural projects.

Applications for the Next Level Program 2024 will open in April, Watch this space for more information!

Please refer to Other Funding Sources for a comprehensive list of alternative funding sources.

Past recipients

Visit our recipients webpage to view a list of past recipients.

Useful links and downloads

Hear from our Next Level alumni

In 2021, members of the Regional Arts WA team chatted to two young artists about their experiences as Next Level Regional Grant recipients, what it’s like working in regional WA, and how they have taken their arts practice to the Next Level.

  • Rita Bush, a 2017 alumni, discusses her experience working on her dance theatre project and the opportunities that have come since.
  • Sita Bennett, a 2020 participant, talks about the application process and work on her current projects in writing and film.

You can see other chats we have facilitated in on our Regional Online Chats Archive.


This project is part of the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program, supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program.

Next Level Regional Grants are also supported by Healthway as part of the YCulture program to promote the Drug Aware message. This year, an additional Next Level Regional Fellowship has been made possible with thanks to the KingKira Group.


Regionally based emerging artists and arts workers age 18 - 26


Up to $7,500

Dates Currently Closed - Applications for 2024 will open in April.


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