Emilie Bloom, Uncanny Valley Creative Development, 2017 Quick Response Grant recipient - image by Leonie Van Eyk.

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.

Read the Guidance Material and book a time to discuss your submission with Regional Arts Victoria Staff.

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


The Quick Response August Round opens midnight, Friday 1 September and closes 11.59pm, Saturday 30 September 2023.

Apply to the September Quick Response Round via SmartyGrants.

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 June 202311.59, Friday 30 June 2023By 5 pm, Thursday 29 June 20235 pm, Thursday 29 June 2023By 5 pm, Friday 7 July 2023Earliest start date is Friday 14 July 2023
Midnight, Saturday 1 July 202311.59 pm, Monday 31 July 2023By 5 pm, Thursday 27 July 2023By 5 pm Thursday 27 July 20235 pm Monday 7 August 2023Earliest start date is Monday 14 August 2023
Midnight, Tuesday 1 August 202311.59 pm Thursday 31 August 2023By 5 pm, Thursday 31 August 2023By 5 pm Thursday 31 August 20235 pm, Thursday 7 September 2023Earliest start date is Thursday 14 September 2023
Midnight, Friday 1 September 202311.59 pm Saturday 30 September 2023By 5 pm, Thursday 28 September 2023By 5 pm, Thursday 28 September 20235 pm, Friday 6 October 2023Earliest start date is Saturday 14 October 2023
Midnight, Sunday 1 October 202311.59 pm, Tuesday 31 October 2023By 5 pm, Tuesday 31 October 2023By 5 pm, Tuesday 31 October 20235 pm, Wednesday 8 November 2023 (note 7 November is a Public Holiday)Earliest start date is Tuesday 14 November 2023
Midnight, Wednesday 1 November 202311.59 pm, Thursday 30 November 2023By 5 pm, Thursday 30 November 2023By 5 pm, Thursday 30 November 20235 pm, Thursday 7 December 2023Earliest start date is Thursday 14 December 2023

Please note there are no rounds in December 2023 or January 2024

2024 dates will become available late 2023.