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Regional Arts Fund

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting cultural activity in regional and remote Australia, providing funding for artist professional development and arts projects that involve regional and remote communities. From 1 July 2017, Arts Tasmania is the program administrator of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) in Tasmania.

The objectives and general eligibility for applicants to the Regional Arts Fund are determined by the Australian Government. These guidelines deem all of Tasmania as regional, therefore all Tasmanian residents and organisations are eligible to apply. The guidelines for the Regional Arts Fund in Tasmania are available here.

In Tasmania RAF offers two grant programs:

Key dates

Community Grants

Round 1, 2018 (For projects commencing after 1 August 2018), closed on 15 March 2018. Announcements should be made in late June 2018.

Round 2, 2018 (For projects commencing after 1 February 2019)

Opens: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Closes: Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Quick Response Grants

The Quick Response Grant program is open all year round. Applications submitted by midnight on the last Sunday of every month are collated for a monthly assessment (excluding December).

How do I apply?

Apply now

All applications are developed and submitted through the online application system SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to register or log in to SmartyGrants before starting their application.

Community Grants - application form

Quick Response Grants - application form

Help with your application

We recommend you seek advice from an Arts Tasmania program officer before submitting your application.

For all enquiries please call 6165 6666 or email

Other information

Register for email updates to be kept informed of Arts Tasmania's funding and program announcements.

See programs and key dates for other investment opportunities provided by Arts Tasmania.

Equity - for information relating to services provided by Arts Tasmania to assist applicants in overcoming any special difficulties in applying for Arts Tasmania's programs of investment.

Working with children

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia.

Regional Arts Australia