RAF Quick Response Grants
Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development opportunities, or respond to small project opportunities that arise at short notice.
Please read through the Regional Arts Fund Guidance Materials [PDF] for eligibility and grant criteria. These guidelines are valid from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2027.
If you require further assistance accessing the Guidelines, please contact us on email.
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
- Download and read the RAF Guidance Materials [PDF].
- Check the Quick Response Grants Deadlines against your project deadlines.
- Contact the Regional Arts WA Project Officer to discuss your proposed request and check your eligibility [PDF].
- Submit your application via SmartyGrants – applications open 1 February 2022.
* All deadlines within SmartyGrants are presented in AEST.
Eligible projects must commence 2 to 12 weeks after the close date of the round. Applicants must clearly demonstrate the need for their activity to be delivered within this timeframe. Please refer to the QRG Deadlines document below for detailed dates.
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;
- Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists; and
- Supporting quality and viability of artistic and cultural activity.
The specific assessment criteria are outlined in the guidelines.
Regional Arts WA Support
Project Officers are available to talk through your project and provide help with the application process. They can also provide additional support to those who have additional needs. In particular; first time or young applicants, and/or applicants who are disadvantaged through cultural, physical or language barriers. Please tell a Project Officer if you have additional needs for support.
Due to the nature of the Quick Response Grants Program, feedback on drafts are not provided, however Project Officers can, on request, provide additional support to those who may have additional needs. In particular; those applicants who might be first time or young applicants, and/or applicants who are disadvantaged through cultural, physical or language barriers.
Applications are processed and assessed internally by two Regional Arts WA staff. Applicants will be notified within five business days of closure of each round. Please view the Quick Response Grants Deadlines [PDF] document for details.
Links and downloads
- Logos and acknowledgements (for successful applicants)
- Sample Tax Invoice [PDF]
- RAF Guidance Materials [PDF]
- Eligibility Guidelines [PDF]
- SmartyGrants portal
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. If you have any enquiries regarding logo usage please contact the Regional Arts WA Project Officer.
Past Grant Recipients
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.