Project Grants


Project Grants will fund high-quality arts projects benefitting regional or remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities.

The focus of the project could include any area of creative practice, multiple artforms or cross-disciplinary practice.  

You can apply for Project Grants of up to $30,000. There is no minimum grant amount. Assessors will make decisions around funding allocated to successful applicants, taking into consideration the quantum of funds available in Victoria. 

Please contact the Regional Arts Victoria staff in your area to discuss your eligibility and application before applying. 

Apply to Project Grants via Smartygrants.

The maximum grant period for Project Grants is two years. Please refer to Guidance Material for more information. 

Grant Round Opens

Deadline to discuss application with Regional Arts Victoria Staff Member

Deadline for Smarty Grants Support Grant Round Closes Notification of Outcome Activity to Commence
9 am, Thursday 8 July 2021 COB Monday 16 August 2021 5 pm, Thursday 19 August 2021 11.59 pm, Thursday 19 August 2021 Approximately three months from submission* Saturday, 1 January 2022
9 am, Monday 24 January 2022 COB Thursday 3 March 2022 5 pm, Tuesday 15 March 2022 11.59 pm, Thursday 7 March 2022 Approximately three months from submission* Friday 1 July 2022

*Please note this is an indicative time frame only and is subject to change based on the advice of Federal Government.

Please refer to Guidance Material and Eligibility Guide to see if you are eligible for funding. 

Image: Naturefact Artifact, Garden Wall Community Prints. Community Grant 2019 recipient. Photo by Jenny Peterson.