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 Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.


RAF Project Grants (formerly Community Grants) – up to $30,000

Round opens 18 January 2021 and closes at 11.59pm AEST 18 March 2021

Project Grants have three categories:

1. Project and Skills Development Grants– maximum amount $30,000

2. Small Festivals Grants – maximum amount $6,000

3. Regional Arts Fund Fellowship – maximum amount $20,000

RAF Quick Response Grants – up to $2,000 for Individuals, $4,000 for organisations

Rounds open 18 January 2021 and closes 1 March 2021. The next round will open 1 April 2021.

Please read the guidelines (audio) first, then get in touch with our team of Creative Arts Facilitators to discuss your application before applying.

Image: ‘Voyage’ performance by Awaken Theatre Company. Community Grant 2018 recipient. Photograph by Charmaine Phoon.