RAF Project Grants

Regional Arts WA

RAF Project Grants

Project Grants provide major funding for high-quality arts projects benefitting regional or remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities. The focus of the project could include any area of creative practice, multiple art forms or cross-disciplinary practice. 


How to Apply

RAF Project Grant has now closed. 

Deadline for applications is 11.59pm Thursday 17 March. Late applications are not accepted.

Need help? Refer to the SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants. If you require further assistance with submitting your application, please contact Project Officer Hannah Chambers before 4.30pm Thursday 17 March. 

  1. Download and read the RAF Guidelines [PDF]
  2. Confirm your project is eligible by checking the RAF Eligibility Criteria [PDF] and check your regional eligibility on the Doctor Connect Locator Map
  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 – note SmartyGrants times are in AEDT

Grant Details

You can apply for funding to support arts projects, professional development for artists and arts workers, and community capacity building projects. Funded projects will meet the objectives of the Regional Arts Fund.

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;
  • 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.

Specific assessment criteria are outlined in the RAF Guidelines [PDF].


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
  • 8 March 2022  Draft applications due (optional)
  • 17 March 2022  Applications close
  • 1 July 2022  Projects can commence
  • 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.


Regional Arts WA Support

Final enquiries must be made before 4.30pm Thursday 17 March. Contact Hannah Chambers at investment@regionalartswa.org.au or 08 9200 6210.

Project Officers are available to talk through your project and provide help with the application process. Regional Arts WA can also provide written feedback on draft applications that are submitted by 9am Tuesday 8 March 2022. Please ask a Project Officer if you would like to receive this feedback.

Project Officers 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.


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.

Eligibility Individuals, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Governments based in Regional WA
Amount Up to $30,000
Dates

Closed

Successful projects can commence 1 July 2022.

Projects must be completed by 30 June 2023.

Guidelines Read Guidelines [PDF]
Contact
Project Officer
Hannah Chambers
Book a meeting with Hannah
08 9200 6210
investment@regionalartswa.org.au
Regional Freecall:
1800 811 883

 

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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