The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) has launched its Quick Response Grants to support small arts or cultural projects that cannot be funded by other means because of their nature or timing.
Quick Response Grants will fund professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities. The program supports immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.
- The Australian Government will provide approximately $22 million over 6 years for the Regional Arts Fund program.
- You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations. There is no minimum grant amount.
- Duration: The maximum grant period for Project Grants is two years and for Quick Response Grants is one year. You must complete your project by the date specified in your grant agreement.
- To be eligible you must:
- Be an individual or Australian incorporated organisation or local government organisation3
- Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) that is registered to your name and location
- If required by the Australian Tax Office, be registered for the purposes of GST
- Not have any outstanding reports, acquittals or serious breaches relating to any Australian Government funding or funding from a state or territory Regional Program Administrator. A serious breach is one that has resulted in, or warrants, the termination of a grant agreement.
- Unincorporated groups are eligible for funding if auspiced by an organization.
- If you are under 18, you must be auspiced by a person over 18 with an active ABN.
- Schools are only eligible to apply if they are located in a very remote area.
- You are not eligible to apply if you are:
- an unincorporated organisation not auspiced by an organisation that meets the eligibility criteria
- a for profit company
- an organisation or individual based outside of regional or remote Australia.
- an Australian Government or state government entity (except for schools in very remote areas).
- a Regional Program Administrator4 or a Regional Program Administrator employee directly involved in the delivery of the Regional Arts Fund.
- for Quick Response Grants, an individual or organisation who has already received a Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant in the same financial year.
For more information, visit https://flyingarts.org.au/raf/quick-response-grants/