Funding Opportunities

Regional Arts Fund 2018

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 will open Monday 8 January 2018 and close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 13 March 2018 for projects starting after 1 July 2018. Please note that this will be the only round of Community Grants for 2018. Applicants who were intending to apply in August 2018 for projects starting after 1 January 2019 are encouraged to apply to this round.

Quick Response Grants

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

The Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant Funding is currently closed and will reopen on Monday 8 January 2018. 

Image: Still from Currency, a screendance by Kim Sargent-Wishart, a Regional Arts Funded Project.