RAF Project Grants

Regional Arts WA

RAF Project Grants

Project Grants – Next Round opens 5 July – 16 August 2024

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 

  1. Download and read the Guidance Materials [PDF] and Applicant Resource Guide [PDF].  
  2. Contact the Regional Arts WA  Project Officer, Carla Steele at investment@regionalartswa.org.au or book a time to meet to discuss your proposed request and check your eligibility. 
  3. Refer to the Applicant Resource Guide [PDF] to assist with your application. 
  4. Submit your application via SmartyGrants. 

Apply Here

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 

  • Next Round opens 5 July – 16 August 2024 (for projects starting after 1 January 2025)
  • Deadline for draft reviews: 1 August

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. This is an approximate time frame only. 

Eligibility Individuals, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local governments based in regional WA
Amount Up to $30,000

Next Round opens 5 July - 16 August 2024
(for projects starting after 1 January 2025)

Deadline for draft reviews: 1 August


Project Officers

Carla Steele 9200 6217



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.

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.

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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