RAF Quick Response Grant

Regional Arts WA

RAF Quick Response Grant

Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities.

This program has been set up to be responsive to projects that fall outside the scope of other funding opportunities. Applicants must clearly explain why there is no other suitable funding program for their project.

The Quick Response Grant program is open to applications from 1 January 2021. There will be two allocations per year. They will be open on an ongoing basis until funds are expended each round.

Guidelines available 2021.

All Quick Response Grants must be complete by 1 January 2022.

Regional Eligibility

Applicants must reside in postcodes classified as regional using the Modified Monash Model Map. The applicant’s physical address must be MMM Classification 2 or above. To check how your address is classified visit the Doctor Connect Locator Map.

How to apply

All applications are to be submitted online using the SmartyGrants system. Applicants who require support to access the online application process should contact Regional Arts WA Project Officer.

Links to the application forms will be available January 2021.


The objectives of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) are to support and promote participation in, and access to, arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by:

  • Encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
  • Developing partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
  • Developing audiences and broadening community engagement with the arts; and
  • Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists.

Specific assessment criteria will be outlined in the Guidance Materials available in 2021.

Assessment Process

Applications are processed and assessed internally by Regional Arts WA staff. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 10 working days of receipt of their application.

Successful Applicants

Successful RAF recipients must display the RAF logo (a combined set of the Australian Government logo and Regional Arts WA logo) on promotional material relating to the supported project. Logos are available here.

Also see the Sample Tax Invoice.

About Regional Arts Fund (RAF)

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government Program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. It meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts; and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts.

The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The program is managed nationally by Regional Arts Australia and is delivered in all states and the Northern Territory by Regional Program Administrators.

RAF Quick Response Grant
Eligibility Individuals, groups and incorporated not-for-profit organsiations based in Regional WA
Key Dates Open year round from 1 January 2021
Funding Available Up to $2000 for individuals
Up to $4000 for organisations
Contact 1800 811 883
08 9200 6200

Guidelines Available 2021

Application link available January 2021

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