The Quick Response March Round is open and will close 11.59pm, Friday 31 March 2023.
Apply to the Quick Response March Round via SmartyGrants from 1 March 2023.
Quick Response Grants funds professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities. The program supports the 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.
Applicants MUST be regionally based in order to apply to the Regional Arts Fund. More information on eligible regional locations can be found here.
You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations.
You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 5 business days from the date the round closes.
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).
Read the Guidance Material and contact your 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||Grant Round Closes||Deadline to discuss application with Regional Arts Victoria staff*||Deadline for Smarty Grants Support*||Notification of Outcome||Start Date|
|Midnight, Wednesday 1 February 2023||11.59 pm, Tuesday 28 February 2023||5 pm, Tuesday 28 February 2023||5 pm, Tuesday 28 February 2023||By 5 pm, Tuesday 7 March 2023||Earliest start date is 14 March 2023|
|Midnight, Wednesday 1 March 2023||11.59 pm, Friday 31 March 2023||5 pm, Thursday 30 March 2023||5 pm, Thursday 30 March 2023||By 5 pm, Tuesday 11 April 2023 (Note Public Holidays)||Earliest start date is 14 April 2023|
|Midnight, Saturday 1 April 2023||11.59 pm, Sunday 30 April 2023||5 pm, Thursday 27 April 2023||5 pm, Thursday 27 April 2023||By 5 pm, Friday 5 April 2023||Earliest start date is 14 May 2023|
|Midnight, Monday 1 May 2023||11.59 pm, Wednesday 31 May 2023||5 pm, Wednesday 31 May 2023||5 pm, Wednesday 31 May 2023||By 5 pm, Wednesday 7 June 2023||Earliest start date is 14 June 2023|
|Midnight, Thursday 1 June 2023||11.59, Friday 30 June 2023||5 pm, Thursday 29 June 2023||5 pm, Thursday 29 June 2023||By 5 pm, Friday 7 July 2023||Earliest start date is 14 July 2023|
Image: 2022, Action Star performer on stage, Fish Creek Memorial Hall. Quick Response Grant recipient. Photo by Mardi Sommerfeld.