Regional and touring arts

Regional Artist Development Fellowships

On 16 October 2014, the Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC announced five new Regional Artist Development Fellowships.

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.

The Australia Council’s National Regional Programs

The National Regional Programs support performing arts, music, exhibition touring and arts events at festivals. 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:

  • Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund
  • Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibition Touring Fund
  • Festivals Australia: Regional Festival Project Fund
  • Contemporary Touring Initiative
  • Contemporary Music Touring Program

Visit the Australia Council website for more information.