Regional Arts Fund

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable, community-based cultural development in regional, remote and isolated areas of Australia. In Queensland, the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is managed by Artslink Queensland and delivered in two  grant categories – The Community Projects Grants and the Regional Quick Response Grants (RQRG) Programs.

Regional Arts Fund

 Applications for Round One 2016 open on the 1 February and close 15  March 2016 for projects commencing after 1 July 2016.  All applications to be  submitted online via Smartygrants. 


Our first Regional Arts Fund Webinar was held at 3.30-5pm 24 February 2016. This interactive webinar was designed to help participants gain valuable insights into how the fund works, step-by-step guidance through the application process and helpful hints on the assessment process and what the panel look for in a successful application. The following video is the recording of the webinar:


Community Projects Grants

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Quick Response Grants

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Funded Projects & Case Studies

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Fantastic examples of what the Regional Arts Fund can do for you!

Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre – Manggan- Gather, Gathers, Gathered

RAF Community Projects Round 2 2014 

An 11 month long project which set out to gather visual imagery and stories about traditional and contemporary land use in the Murray and Tully River Vally, looking at the environment and impacts on it.  find out more>

Manggan … gather, gathers, gathered from Jan Cattoni on Vimeo.


Goat Track Theatre – Documentary – Cries of the Kalwun

RAF Community Projects Round 1 2014

Culminated in the performance piece ‘Aletheia’

“Cries of The Kalwun” was a multi-generational, Community Arts & Cultural Development project exploring the social, historical and cultural impacts of war on the people and place of Scenic Rim. It involved a network of nine museums, 5 schools, council and a talented artistic team not to mention a large number of army personnel and members of the general public. The project went through stages of community research and storytelling, dramatic work-shopping, and rehearsals and culminated in a new theatre work titled Aletheia being presented by young people in a 100 year old shed on the “Garden Hill” property in the Lost World Valley. find out more>

Aletheia Documentary from Goat Track Theatre on Vimeo.


Tall Trees Art Exhibition 2014

Tall Trees Art exhibition was held in Cooran, Quensland. It was a diverse and spectacular exhibition, built on a strong sense of community and resourcefulness. This exhibition showcased 31 artists with a wonderful breadth of creativity and artistic talent.

Tall Trees Art Exhibition 2014 from Mia Hacker on Vimeo.