RAF Project Grants

Regional Arts WA

RAF Project Grants

Project Grants are intended to assist arts and cultural development projects that meet the objectives and eligibility criteria of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF).

Submissions for 2021 now closed, reopening 1 February 2022.


How to Apply

  1. Download and read the RAF Guidelines [PDF]
  2. Confirm your project is eligible by checking the RAF Eligibility Criteria [PDF]
  3. Contact the Regional Arts WA Project Officer Hannah Chambers on email at investment@regionalartswa.org.au or by phone on 08 9200 6210 or 1800 811 883 (regional freecall) with details of your project
  4. Submit your application via SmartyGrants – applications open 1 February 2022.

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Grant Details

Project Grants are intended to support regional and remote communities, and individual artists to create high quality arts projects that develop partnerships and networks, broaden community engagement and increase employment and professional development opportunities for regional and remote artists.

The objectives of the Regional Arts Fund 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 are outlined in the RAF Guidelines [PDF].


Grant Categories

Individual – maximum amount $15,000

This category assists individual artists and arts workers to undertake professional development and/or a creative development project. Individuals can be emerging or professional, however must show a dedication to their chosen art form.

Community – maximum amount $30,000

This category assists arts groups, community organisations, and local governments to undertake projects that involve regional artists and significantly engage the community in which they are based. They can also be used for professional development opportunities for regional artists, arts groups or community organisations.


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.


Key Dates

  • 1 February 2022 Applications open
  • 7 March 2022 Draft applications due
  • 17 March 2022 Applications close
  • 30 June 2023 Projects must be completed

The Australian Government Minister for the Arts has the option to announce the Regional Arts Fund Project Grant recipients, after which Regional Arts WA staff notify all applicants. Notification of the outcome can take around three months after the Grant round closing date. Please be aware this is an indicative time frame only.


Assessment Process

All Regional Arts Fund Project Grants are assessed by an independent, external panel of artists and cultural workers from across WA. You can see the full list of peer assessors here and find out more about the process on the Assessment FAQs page.

The Australian Government Minister for the Arts has the option to announce the successful recipients, after which Regional Arts WA staff notify all applicants. Notification of the outcome can take around three months after the Grant round closing date. Please be aware this is an indicative time frame only.


Links and Downloads

Successful recipients must display the Regional Arts Fund logos on all promotional material relating to the supported project. This is a combined logo set, featuring the logos of the Australian Government, Regional Arts Australia, and Regional Arts WA. If you have any questions about how to use the logos, please contact the Regional Arts WA Project Officer by email on investment@regionalartswa.org.au or phone on 08 9200 6210 or 1800 811 883 (regional freecall).


Previous Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the successful recipients. Find a full list of names and learn more about their projects on our RAF Project Grants Recipients page.


Image above: Breaksea participants perform newly devised scenes from View from the Magpie’s Nest, Albany Entertainment Centre, November 2020. Photo by Rob Castiglione, courtesy of Breaksea Incorporated.

RAF Project Grants
Eligibility Individuals, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Governments based in Regional WA
Amount Individuals $15,000
Community $30,000
Dates Submissions for 2021 now closed Reopening 1 February 2022
Contact
Project Officer
Hannah Chambers

08 9200 6210
investment@regionalartswa.org.au
Regional Freecall:
1800 811 883

Applications Open Soon  

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.

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