The Regional Arts WA is seeking applications for its Project Grants to support regional and remote communities, and individual artists to create high quality arts projects that develop partnerships and networks, broaden community engagement and increase employment and professional development opportunities for regional and remote artists.
The objectives of the Regional Arts Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by:
- Encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
- Developing partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
- Developing audiences and broadening community engagement with the arts; and
- Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists.
- Individual – maximum amount $15,000
- This category assists individual artists and arts workers to undertake professional development and/or a creative development project. Individuals can be emerging or professional, however must show a dedication to their chosen art form.
- Community – maximum amount $30,000
- This category assists arts groups, community organisations and local governments to undertake projects that involve regional artists and significantly engage the community in which they are based. They can also be used for professional development opportunities for regional artists, arts groups or community organisations.
- Individuals, groups, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Governments.
- Applicants must reside in postcodes classified as regional using the Modified Monash Model Map.
- Groups and organisations must either be legally incorporated and have an ABN, or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
- Individual applicants must have an ABN or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
- Individuals who are under 18 at the time of applying must have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
- Schools are only eligible to apply if they are located in a very remote area (MMM7)
- In certain cases, individuals with a demonstrated track record with Regional Arts WA can apply to the community category. The Project Officer must be contacted to discuss this prior to application.
For more information, visit https://regionalartswa.org.au/funding/raf-project-grants/