Regional Arts Sector Investment
The Regional Arts Sector Investment (RASI) program supports regional Western Australian arts and cultural organisations, with funding of up to $60,000 per annum for a period of 2.5 years.
The fund is open to not-for-profit regional organisations who deliver a program of arts activities to their community.
Applications to the Regional Arts Sector Investment program are currently closed.
The purpose of this fund is to invest in a number of organisations across the state who collectively:
- Create, present or support quality and diverse arts and cultural experiences for regional Western Australian communities
- Support the development of the regional arts sector
- Contribute to the economy of the regional arts sector through employing professional regional artists and arts workers
- 1 January 2021 until 30 June 2023: Contractual period
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Based in regional Western Australia (as determined by the Development Commission boundaries)
- Have formal governance and operational infrastructure
- Legally incorporated and have an ABN registered to a regional address
- Have annual financial budgeting processes and reporting systems with accounts independently audited annually (or be prepared to undertake annual audits)
How to apply
- Applications are currently closed.
Links and downloads
- Regional Arts Sector Investment (RASI) Guidelines
- DLGSC Statistics Definition Guide
- RASI Logos and Acknowledgements
About the Assessment Panel
This program is peer-assessed by an external panel. The Panel is made up of members from across the state and provides diverse coverage of Western Australian arts. You can see the full list of assessors here.
Organisations supported by the Regional Arts Sector Investment program (2014 – 20):
- Arts Margaret River
- Denmark Arts Council
- Esperance Community Arts
- Vancouver Arts Centre
- Arts & Culture Christmas Island
- Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council
- ARtS Narrogin
- Northampton Old School
- Theatre Kimberley
- Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre
- Country Music Club of Boyup Brook
- Nannup Music Club
The Regional Arts Sector Investment funding is provided through the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program with support of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, with Royalties for Regions funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
The purpose of the program is creating jobs, economic development, tourism and improving social cohesion by supporting the creative and cultural industries in regional Western Australia. Through strategic investments, the program aims to build capacity in the regions and contribute to liveability and vibrancy of regional communities.