QRG Recipient 2023, Benalla Migrants Association INC, Diwali Mural, Photo by Andrew Donaldson.

Quick Response Grants

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.

You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations.

How to apply

  1. Please read the Guidance Material and view the timelines for the grant rounds below.
  1. Book a time with Regional Arts Victoria staff** to discuss your submission before applying.
  1. If you are eligible and you have gathered all the material required for your application, you may apply.

More information

You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 5 business days from the date the round closes, see table below for details.

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).

*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.


The Quick Response Rounds open in February and run each month until November.

Grant Round OpensGrant Round ClosesDeadline to discuss application with Regional Arts Victoria staff*Deadline for Smarty Grants Support*Notification of OutcomeStart Date
Midnight, Thursday 1 February 202411.59pm, Thursday 29 February 20245pm, Thursday 29 February 2024 5pm, Thursday 29 February 2024 5pm, Thursday 7 March 2024 Earliest start date is Thursday 14 March 2024
Friday 1 March 2024 
11.59pm, Sunday 31 March 20245pm, Thursday 28 March 20245pm, Friday 29 March 20245pm, Friday 5 April 2024Earliest start date is 14 April 2024
Midnight, Monday 1 April 2024 11.59pm,
Tuesday 30 April 2024
5pm, Tuesday 30 April 20245pm, Tuesday 30 April 20245 pm, Monday 6 May 2024Earliest start date is 14 May 2024
Monday 1 May 2024  
Friday 31 May 2024
5pm, Thursday 30 May 20245pm, Friday 31 May 20225 pm, Friday 7 June 2024Earliest start date is 14 June 2024
Saturday 1 June 2024
11.59pm, Sunday 30 June 20245pm, Thursday 27 June 20245pm, Friday 28 June 20245 pm, Friday 5 July 2024Earliest start date is 14 July 2024

*Please note, dates for the second half of 2024 will be available by May.

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia.