Regional Arts

Regional Artist Development Fellowships

Applications for the Regional Artist Development Fellowships closed at midnight on 17 April 2015.

The fellowships will be granted to five individual artists or arts workers and have a focus on professional and creative development and supporting regional artists to develop their professional practice, promote the work of regional artists nationally and internationally and deliver benefits to their local communities.

View the Regional Artist Development Fellowships page for further information.

Regional Arts Fund

The Australian Government supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia through the Regional Arts Fund. The program provides funding for a mix of quick response grants and community grants for arts projects, professional development for artists and arts workers and community capacity building projects.

Funding is provided to regional arts organisations in each state and arts ministries in the territories to deliver a grants program to regional and remote areas on behalf of the Australian Government.

For further information on grant funding available through the Regional Arts Fund visit your Regional Arts Organisation's website. Contact details for your Regional Arts Organisation can be found on the Regional Arts Fund page.

Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia

It was announced in the 2015-16 Budget that administration of the Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia programs will be transferred from the Australia Council to the Ministry for the Arts. The programs had previously been managed by the Ministry before being transferred to the Australia Council in 2013.

Guidelines are being developed for the continuation of Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia and will be available soon on the Ministry's website.

For the latest news and updates you may wish to subscribe to the Ministry's e-news via the website home page or follow the Ministry on Twitter @artsculturegov.

The Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia teams can be contacted by phone on 1800 590 577 or by email at for Festivals Australia enquiries or for Visions of Australia enquiries.

The Australia Council's National Regional Touring Programs

The National Regional Programs support performing arts, music and exhibition touring. These programs aim to provide access to the arts and increase audiences throughout Australia, with a particular focus on regional and remote communities. The National Regional Programs are delivered by the Australia Council and include:

Visit the Australia Council website for more information.