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Regional Arts Fund – Project Grants

Last updated on July 12th, 2024 at 10:12 am

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. 

The 2024 Project Grant Round 2 is NOW OPEN! See timeline below.

How to apply

Please follow these steps carefully before booking to speak with an advisor or applying. Booking times are limited and staff may not be available close to the application deadline. We suggest you plan ahead and book early. Only one advice session per eligible applicant is allowed.

Click on each step from the menu below to view information.

Address: To submit an application, you must be a resident of Regional Victoria.

MMM Indicator: Regional Arts Fund funding cannot principally benefit a location classified as MM 1 (major cities). To check if your project is taking place in an eligible location, visit the Health Workforce Locator at www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator

ABN: If you have not already done so, make sure your ABN registration reflects your current regional address. The postcodes must match.

Status: You must be an individual or Australian incorporated organisation or local government organisation.

Unincorporated groups are eligible for funding if auspiced by an organisation that meets the above criteria.

Under 18: You are able to apply, but you must be auspiced by someone over 18 who has an ABN. Your auspice must be an individual, not an organisation.

View more information on eligibility and who is not eligible here.

Your application needs to show evidence of community partnerships and a demonstrated need for this arts activity to happen in a regional community.

Your application must be for a high-quality arts project that benefits regional or remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities.

Look at previous recipients to see if your project is comparable:

You must read the guidelines before speaking to an advisor or applying.

All eligible applicants for Project Grants must speak with an advisor before applying.

Our Regional Arts Fund advisors are located across the state. You are able to discuss your project by making a booking.

Stacie BobeleAdvising applicants in the G21 Region – Geelong, Surf Coast, Queenscliffe, Golden Plains, and Colac/Otway.
Angela FrostAdvising applicants in Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Loddon, Horsham, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera, Buloke, Yarriambiack, Bendigo, Campaspe and Mildura Shires.
Stacey BarnesAdvising applicants in Warrnambool, Moyne, Glenelg, Southern Grampians and Corangamite Shires.
Nikki RalstonAdvising applicants in Moira Shire.
Jo PorterAdvising applicants across Victoria.
Kate GerritsenAdvising applicants across Victoria.
Susie LyonsAdvising applicants across Victoria.
Nell UstundagAdvising applicants across Victoria.
Pippin RemiAdvising applicants across Victoria.

You can discuss your submission with any of the Advisors, please choose based on their availability.

Contact a funding advisor

Please note, advisors are only available to discuss Regional Arts Fund Project Grants and Quick Response Grants.
If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the booking page, please call 1300 882 531.

If you have completed these steps, you may begin your application:

  • Checked your eligibility
  • Read the guidelines
  • Spoken to an advisor
  • Gathered your application material required for the application


The Project Grant Round 2 is now open. See deadlines below.
Funding supports activities from 1 January 2025.
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
9am, Monday 1 July 20245pm, Wednesday 14 August 2024*5pm, Thursday 15 August 2024**5pm, Thursday 15 August 2024Approximately three months from submissionFrom Wednesday 1 January 2025

*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.