Punctum Inc, Expanding Fields of Practice, SundaySoni 2022 Project Grant recipient. Pic by Leonie Van Eyk.

Regional Arts Fund – Project Grants

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

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 Project Grants of up to $30,000. 

How to apply

  1. Please read the Guidance Material.
  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.


The Project Grant round is now open, applications close 5pm, Thursday 14 March 2024*.
Funding supports activities from 1 July 2024.

Applicants will be notified of outcomes within three months of the closing date.

Grant Round Opens

Deadline to discuss application with Regional Arts Victoria Staff Member

Deadline for Smarty Grants SupportGrant Round ClosesNotification of OutcomeActivity to Commence
Midnight, Monday 5 February 20245pm, Thursday 14 March 2024*5pm, Monday 18 March 2024**11.59pm, Monday 18 March 2024Approximately three months from submission*From Monday 1 July 2024

*Advice and guidance from Regional Arts Victoria staff can only be provided on business days. Please consult with individual staff for their availability as some staff work part-time.

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

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