Funding Opportunities

2019 RAF Community Grants Ashlee Laing BUILDING ART ON WALLS

Funded projects stimulate creative activity for regional audiences, and creative development for regional artists. We offer dedicated, high-quality support to grant applicants through our Creative Arts Facilitators as well as our central staff.

Regional Arts Victoria offers a number of funding opportunities for artists, arts organisations and presenters of arts projects throughout the state. These include:

The Regional Arts Fund

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund program supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. The Regional Arts Fund is managed in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria and is delivered in two main categories, Community Grants and Quick Response Grants.

Community Grants 

Community Grants of up to $15,000 are available for projects that involve regional artists, have a public outcome and significantly engage the community in which the project is based. Community Grants are available in two rounds per year. 

Applications for Round 2 2019 are now open and will close on on Monday 19 August 2019 for projects starting after 1 January 2020. 

Quick Response Grants

Quick Response grants of up to $1500 for individuals and $3,000 for organisations are available throughout the year. 

Applications for Quick Response Grants are now open and will close on Friday 6 December 2019 or once funds are expended, whichever is sooner.


One $20,000 fellowship is available per year for an individual artist or group living and working full time in regional Victoria.

Applications for Fellowships are now open and will close on Monday 19 August 2019. Applicants must be available to fulfill the fellowship between January and December 2020.

Image: Untitled (You Can't Just Waltz In Here) by Ashlee Laing. Community Grant 2017 recipient. Photo by Ashlee Laing.