Regional Arts

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.

Visit the Regional Arts Fund webpage for more information about funding recipients or to find contact details for peak regional arts organisations in your area.

Festivals Australia

The Festivals Australia program provides access to a diverse range of high quality, innovative arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia.

The program supports partnerships and collaboration across the arts sector and encourages community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals.

The program is now closed for applications. Visit the Festivals Australia page to find out more about the program.

Visions of Australia

The Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring program supports the development and touring of exhibitions to and from regional and remote Australia. The program increases access to high-quality cultural material originating or created in Australia, as well as cultural material originating from elsewhere that is held in Australian collections.

The program will re-open from 12 September to 14 October 2016 for projects commencing from 1 January 2017. Visit the Visions of Australia page to find out more about the program.

Regional Artist Development Fellowships

The Regional Artist Development Fellowships 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.

Visit the Regional Artist Development Fellowships page for more information about the recipients of the fellowships.

The Australia Council's National Regional Touring Programs

The Australia Council for the Arts delivers National Regional Programs that 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 include:

Visit the Australia Council website for more information.