Regional Arts Fund

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

Funding targets activities that will have long-term cultural, economic and social benefits for individuals and communities by:

  • developing partnerships and cultural networks
  • providing artists with professional development and employment opportunities
  • supporting arts and community development projects that provide local communities with the opportunity to participate in, and access cultural activities
  • emphasising building capacity in disadvantaged, youth, very remote and/or Indigenous communities.

The Regional Arts Fund is delivered by the peak regional arts organisations in each state, and by arts departments in the territories:

Community Grants and Quick Response Grants are available for local communities and artists. For more information about how to apply for a grant contact the relevant regional arts organisation in your state or territory.

The Regional Arts Fund also supports Regional Arts Australia, to deliver national activities including priority strategic projects and the Regional Arts Australia National Conference Artlands.

Visit the Regional Arts grants recipients page for more information on current and previous Regional Arts Fund grants recipients.