Country Art SA is seeking applications for the Quick Response Grant under Regional Arts Fund to provide artists the access to professional arts development and training opportunities and organisations/community groups with small project opportunities.
The Regional Arts Fund is part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program that supports participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression.
Objectives of the Regional Arts
- Encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural outcomes in regional communities.
- Develop partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in-kind support for regional arts projects and encourage ongoing collaboration.
- Develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts.
- Increase employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists.
- Support quality and viability of artistic and cultural activity.
- You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations.
- There is no minimum grant amount. Assessors will make decisions around funding allocated to successful applicants, taking into consideration the quantum of funds available in the individual state/territory. In exceptional circumstances, applicants located in very remote areas may be permitted to apply for larger grants. Funding applications are assessed against other applications on a competitive basis. To remain competitive, all applications for funding must include realistic budgets and represent value with money.
- The maximum grant period for Quick Response Grants is one year.
To be eligible you must:
- Be an individual or Australian incorporated organisation or local government organization.
- 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.
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 Administrator 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 Project Grants, an individual or organisation who has already received a Regional Arts Fund Project Grant in the same financial year.
- For Project Grants, an individual or organisation who has already received multi-year funding for a Regional Arts Fund Project Grant taking place in the same financial year.
For more information, visit Country Art SA.