Other Funding Support

Regional Arts WA

Other Funding Support

Looking for funding? We’ve put together this handy guide to help you on your way.

Here you will find a list of organisations in WA and Australia who can assist with regional arts projects. For organisations who can provide funding, click Funding and Grant Programs and Philanthropic Organisations. Other organisations may be able to provide insight or advice from their experience with regional arts.

Last updated 2/12/2022.

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Grant Directories

You can consult other grant directories to find grants that are currently open, including:


If you are looking to raise money through crowdfunding, you could use the Australian Cultural Fund, specifically created for Australian artists.

Alternatively, you may wish to try:

Organisations Listing

Here you will find a list of organisations in WA and Australia who can assist with regional arts projects. For organisations who can provide funding, click Funding and Grant Programs, and Philanthropic Organisations.

Other organisations may be able to provide insight or advice from their experience with regional arts.

Funding and Grant Programs

The below organisations deliver funding programs that can be accessed by individuals and/or organisations in regional WA. They may also be contacted for specialist advice and guidance.

Western Australia’s only organisation dedicated to touring contemporary visual art exhibitions across the regions, interstate and beyond.

Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council is the Australian Government’s principal arts investment, development, and advisory body.

Australian Government: Office for the Arts
The Department is tasked with developing policies and delivering programs which encourage excellence in the arts to protect Australia’s cultural heritage and support public access to, and participation in, arts and culture in Australia.

Australian Museum and Galleries Association
Australian Museums and Galleries Association Incorporated (AMaGA) is the national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries. There is also a local WA branch.

Centre For Stories
Centre for Stories helps individuals and organisations tell stories that engage, inform, and influence. The Centre provides a variety of services and amenities to people, community groups, government agencies, and the corporate sector.

Creative Partnerships Australia
Creative Partnerships Australia sparks investment in the arts by fostering giving and partnerships between the cultural sector, supporters, and investors; and by equipping artists and arts organisations with the fundraising and development skills to succeed.

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
DLGSC is the State Government agency responsible for the Government’s support of arts and culture in Western Australia. The department works collaboratively with government, community organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders to achieve their mission of creating a vibrant, inclusive, and connected WA community.

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage brings all land use and heritage responsibilities under the one umbrella to shape the future of our cities, regions, and towns.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
There are 9 Regional Development Comissions with 21 offices in Western Australia dedicated to encourage, promoting, facilitating, and monitoring economic development of WA’s regions. Contact your local office to see what support they can offer.

Healthway funds sports, arts, community activities, health promotion projects and research to inspire Western Australians, especially young people, to live healthier lives.

Lotterywest conducts a wide range of grant programs, many relevant to culture, arts, and heritage.

National Library of Australia
The Library ensures that documentary resources of national significant relating to Australia and the Australian people are collected, preserved and made accessible. They also offer a range of fellowships, scholarships, and grants.

Screen Australia
Screen Australia is a Federal Government agency charged with supporting Australian screen development, production, and promotion.

Screenwest is Western Australia’s not-for-profit screen funding organisation, supporting the development and production of film, television, and interactive projects in WA.

State Library of Western Australia
The State Library collects, preserves and shares West Australian stories. They offer a range of awards and fellowships, and grants.

Philanthropic Organisations

When seeking financial support for your projects and/or organisation, the following organisations may be able to provide grants and/or partnerships.

Arts Impact WA
Arts Impact WA is a collective giving community formed to build a more resilient and exciting WA through the arts. They deliver high impact grants of $100,000 to bring big ideas to life.

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation
The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation is a charity aiming to promote, provide and carry out activities, facilities and projects for the benefit, welfare, and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities throughout Australia and the members of those communities.

AMP Foundation
Every year AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awards $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things.

Bankwest Foundation
Bankwest offer a range of initiatives to contribute to the wellbeing of communities.

Community Enterprise Foundation
Part of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, the Community Enterprise Foundation invests in the health and wellbeing of communities.

Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation, connecting common purposes and funding from government, business, and philanthropy with the genuine local needs of rural people and places.

Gordon Darling Foundation
The Gordon Darling Foundation’s aim is to support the visual arts and to promote, through Public Institutions, access to and enjoyment of all areas of the visual arts Australia-wide.

The Ian Potter Foundation
The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation. Grants are made through four funding pillars across five program areas which reflect Sir Ian’s interest in the arts, and his visionary approach to issues including the environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing.

Mt Burdett Foundation
Mt Burdett Foundation’s vision is that by investing strategically in new initiatives and people, we create a vibrant, resilient community to ensure a healthy future for the Esperance region and rural and regional Western Australia. 

Minderoo Foundation
Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation. Their arts and culture initiative focuses on supporting arts in WA, nationally, and globally through collaboration with organisations and artists.

The Seed Fund
The Seed fund is a philanthropic fund, funded by artists for the Australian music arts community. They intend to develop genuine artistic expression both in urban and rural areas of Australia.

Advice and Guidance

The below organisations do not usually deliver funding programs. However, they may be able to provide specialist advice and/or refer you to relevant funding opportunities.

Regional Arts Network
Contact your local Hub organisation. Each Hub in the Regional Arts Network is a leader in the regional arts sector, and may be able to provide support and guidance for your project.

Artsource is the State’s leading representative visual arts organisation, advancing the interest of its artist members through advocacy, provision of practical assistance, and innovative industry development.

Awesome Arts Australia
Awesome Arts’ objective is to deliver quality arts programs to inspire, foster, promote, and celebrate creativity for, by, and with young people.

CircuitWest is the service organisation for the performing arts in Western Australia and amongst many roles convenes WA Showcase, TechWest and provides Tour Coordination services.

CO3 is Western Australia’s contemporary dance company. They seek to empower and inspire the next generation of artists through their engagement programs.

Community Arts Network
Community Arts Network (CAN) uses arts and creativity to grow resilient communities; they are a community development and arts organisation.

DADAA is dedicated to developing cultural services that respond to and enhance the artistic presence of people with disabilities in our community.

FORM is an independent, non-profit organisation that designs and delivers programs that build skills in creative thinking, learning, and cultural tourism.

Perth Centre for Photography
Perth Centre for Photography (PCP) is Perth’s only dedicated photographic arts organisation. Their aim is to promote and support emerging and established photo-based art in WA.

Perth Festival
Perth Festival is a not-for-profit multi-arts festival that brings world class performance, music, film, visual arts, and literary events to WA. They also offer programs for arts industry.

Perth Symphony Orchestra
The Perth Symphony exists to give the largest number of people possible the chance to experience the magic of the symphony orchestra. They run several community engagement and industry-specific programs.

Propel Youth Arts
Propel Youth Arts WA is the peak body for youth arts in Western Australia, providing young people aged 12-26 with access and opportunities to engage with arts and culture on their own terms.

West Australian Music
West Australian Music (WAM) is the peak music industry body of Western Australia. WAM champions all forms and levels of WA music, locally, nationally, and internationally.

WritingWA is the peak body for writing and associated activities in WA. They celebrate the achievements of our literary creators, provide a range of services to support emerging practitioners, and strive to bring Western Australian writing to new audiences throughout the State and beyond.

Community Contacts

These contacts in your local community may also be able to provide funding assistance and/or advice.

Your Member/s of Parliament (MP)
Many MPs have a small discretionary fund to support local projects. You can find your local member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) / State Government representative here. You can find your local member of the Legislative Council (MLC) / Federal Government representative here

Rotary Club
Rotary is a global network that aims to make a positive difference for local, national and international communities. The Rotary Club generally has members from businesses, government, academic and not for profit organisations. You can find your local Rotary Club online here.

Chamber of Commerce
A chamber of commerce is a network of local businesses. Many localities have a Chamber of Commerce.

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