RAF Project Grants
Project Grants – Open
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
- Download and read the Guidance Materials [PDF] and Applicant Resource Guide [PDF].
- Contact the Regional Arts WA Project Officer, Carla Steele or Investment Coordinator, Hannah Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a time to meet to discuss your proposed request and check your eligibility.
- Refer to the Applicant Resource Guide [PDF] to assist with your application.
- Submit your application via SmartyGrants.
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].
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.
- Currently closed
- The next round will open 1 February 2024
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.