Regional Arts Fund


About the Regional Arts Fund 

The Regional Arts Fund is part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program that supports participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression. The Regional Arts Fund is managed by Regional Arts Australia on behalf of the Australian Government, and managed in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria. 


The objectives of the Regional Arts Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia's arts and culture in regional and remote Australia, and through doing so:  

  • encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural outcomes in regional communities;  

  • develop partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in−kind support for regional arts projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;  

  • develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts;  

  • increase employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists; and  

  • support quality and viability of artistic and cultural activity.  

To achieve these objectives, the Regional Arts Fund will award grants for projects and programs benefiting regional and remote areas.  


Funding is available for, 

  • Project Grants – maximum amount $30,000 .
    Round opens midnight, Thursday 8 July 2021 and closes 11.59 pm, Thursday 19 August 2021.

For arts projects, professional development for artists and arts workers, and community capacity building projects.

  • Quick Response Grants - up to $3,000 for Individuals, $5,000 for organisations.
    Rounds are open on the first of every month and close on the last day of every month. 

For small arts projects, professional development for artists and arts workers, and community capacity building projects. 

Please read the Guidance Material and Eligibility Guide first, then get in touch with the Regional Arts Victoria staff member in your area to discuss your eligibility and application before applying. 

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