Quick Response Grant [DRAFT]

Regional Arts WA

Quick Response Grant [DRAFT]

RAF Quick Response Grants help people pay for professional skills development, or small project opportunities that come up at short notice.

Through Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grants you can apply for grants of:

  • Up to $3,000 for individuals.
  • Up to $5,000 for organisations.

How to apply

  1. Download and read the Regional Arts Fund Guidance Materials [PDF].
  2. Check the Quick Response Grant Deadlines [PDF] against your project deadlines.
  3. Check the Eligibility Guidelines [PDF] to make sure you and your project are eligible.
  4. Contact Regional Arts WA Project Officer Carla Steele to discuss your application. She can be contacted by:
  5. Submit your final application through SmartyGrants.

Note: All deadlines within the SmartyGrants application are presented in AEDT


Read through the Guidance Materials [PDF] to check if you are eligible to apply and you understand the requirements of the grant before beginning your application.

These guidelines are correct from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2027. If you would like help with these Guidelines, email us at investment@regionalartswa.org.au.

Important Dates

RAF Quick Response Grants are open year-round, with a new round open each month.

  • Your project must start 2 – 12 weeks after the close date of the round you apply in.
  • You must clearly explain why your activity needs to happen within this timeframe. Open and close dates change each month.

For specific dates, including when your project can start, read the Quick Response Grants Deadlines [PDF].


You are eligible to apply for the RAF Quick Response grant if you are based in Regional WA, and applying as an:

  • Individual – single person.
  • Group – more than one person formally working together as a business.
  • Incorporated not-for-profit organisation – legally registered organisation providing services to the community without the intention of making a profit.
  • Local government – group of people with authority over one small community.

To find out if you are based in Regional WA, look up the suburb or postcode you live in through the Modified Monash Model. You must live in a regional or remote area classified MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6 or MM7. (If you live in an MM1 area you are not eligible for this grant.)

What next?

Assessment Process

As the RAF Quick Response Grant Program runs short rounds, it is not possible to provide feedback on draft applications. If you need help during the application process, contact a Project officer on investment@regionalartswa.org.au.

Applications are usually assessed internally by two Regional Arts WA Staff members.

If there is any chance of a conflict of interest, applications are instead assessed externally by members of the investment panel.

You will find out if your application has been successful or not within five business days after the close of each round. You can check the open and close dates of each round in the Quick Response Grant Deadlines [PDF].

Links and Downloads

Successful recipients must display the Regional Arts Fund logo (a combined set of the Australian Government logo and Regional Arts WA Logo) on any promotional material related to their project.

If you need help with these links or logos, contact Regional Arts WA on email at investment@regionalartswa.org.au or phone on 08 9200 6217 or 1800 811 883 (regional freecall).

Grant Details

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 growth in regional communities.
  • Developing networks using financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects.
  • Encouraging ongoing collaboration with networks.
  • Developing audiences and increasing community engagement with the arts.
  • Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for regional and remote artists.
  • Increasing knowledge and awareness of regional and remote artists.
  • Supporting the quality and growth of artistic and cultural activity.

Past grant recipients

Congratulations to all successful recipients. You can find a full list of names and learn more about their projects on our RAF Quick Response Grant Recipients page.

About Regional Arts Fund

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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