Quick Response Grants

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Quick Response Grants will fund professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities. The program supports immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.  

You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations. There is no minimum grant amount. Funding applications are assessed against other applications on a competitive basis. To remain competitive, all applications for funding must include realistic budgets and represent value with money.  

The maximum grant period for Quick Response Grants is one year.  

Quick Response Grants are delivered each year from February to November, and are batched for assessment at the end of each month. Projects must commence between 2 to 12 weeks after the date you submit your application, (e.g. the earliest your start date can be is 14 days from the closing date of the round). 

You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 5 business days from the date the round closes for Quick Response Grants (end of each month from February to November). Please refer to Guidance Material for more information. 

The October Round opens at midnight, 1 October and closes 11.59 pm on 31 October.

Apply to the October Round via Smartygrants.

Contact Regional Arts Victoria Staff to discuss your application.

*Advice and guidance from Regional Arts Victoria staff can only be provided on business days. While the Quick Response Program is open online on weekdays, there is no support provided on Saturdays, Sundays, or Public Holidays. Please consult with individual staff for their availability as some staff work part-time. 

^Please note that Regional Arts Victoria staff are unable to read drafts for the Quick Response Round.

Grant Round Opens Deadline to discuss application with Regional Arts Victoria staff*^ Deadline for Smarty Grants Support* Grant Round Closes Notification of Outcome Activity to Commence
Activity cannot commence prior to the Notification Outcome Date
Midnight, Thursday 1 July 2021 5 pm, Thursday 29 July 2021 5pm, Thursday 29 July 2021 11.59 pm, Saturday 31 July 2021 By 5 pm, Friday 6 August 2021 4 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
Midnight, Sunday 1 August 2021 3 pm, Tuesday 31 August 2021 5 pm, Tuesday 31 August 2021 11.59 pm, Tuesday 31 August 2021 By 5 pm, Tuesday 7 September 2021 4 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
Midnight, Wednesday 1 September 2021 3 pm, Thursday 30 September 2021 5 pm, Thursday 30 September 2021 11.59 pm, Thursday 30 September 2021 By 5 pm, Friday 8 October 2021 4 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
Midnight, Friday 1 October 2021 (Public Holiday)* 5 pm, Thursday 28 October 2021 5 pm, Thursday 28 October 2021 11.59 pm, Sunday 31 October 2021 By 5 pm, Friday 5 November 2021 2 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
Midnight,Monday 1 November 2021 3 pm,Tuesday 30 November 2021

5 pm, Tuesday 30 November 2021

11.59 pm, Tuesday 30 November 2021 By 5 pm, Tuesday 7 December 2021 2 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
No round in December 2021
No round in January 2022
Midnight, Tuesday 1 February 2022 3 pm, Monday 28 February 2022 5 pm, Monday 28 February 2022 11.59 pm, Monday 28 February 2022 By 5 pm, Monday 7 March 2022 2 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
Midnight, Tuesday 1 March 2022 3 pm, Thursday 31 March 2022 5 pm, Thursday 31 March 2022 11.59 pm, Thursday 31 March 2022 By 5 pm, Thursday 7 April 2022 2 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
Midnight, Friday 1 April 2022 5 pm, Thursday 28 April 2022 5 pm, Thursday 28 April 2022 11.59 pm, Saturday 30 April 2022 By 5 pm, Friday 6 May 2022 2 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
Midnight, Sunday 1 May 2022 3 pm, Monday 31 May 2022 5 pm, Monday 31 May 2022 11.59 pm, Tuesday 31 May 2022 By 5 pm, Tuesday 7 June 2022 2 - 12 weeks after your submission date.
Midnight, Wednesday 1 June 2022 3 pm, Thursday 30 June 2022 5 pm, Thursday 30 June 2022 11.59 pm, Thursday 30 June 2022 By 5 pm, Thursday 7 July 2022 2 - 12 weeks after your submission date.

Please refer to Guidance Material to see if you are eligible for funding and refer to the FAQ page and Grant Tips for further advice.

Image: The Nesting Project - Castlemaine Community House Inc. Quick Response Grant 2019 recipient. Photo by Sophie Parker.