RAF Project Fund

RAF Project Fund

Tory Young and Tammy Wilkins stabilise The Golfer, as part of the Kondinin Community Public Art Metal Sculpture Project. Picture by Jenny Hardy

The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Project Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities by supporting and promoting participation in, and access to, art and culture.

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional and remote Australia.

Funding can cover artist, arts worker and cultural adviser fees, travel, accommodation, materials, venue, equipment hire and insurance. Activity in all art forms including visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, music, multi-media and cultural projects including recording and preservation of language & stories are eligible.

Is this grant right for you?

  • Do you have a great arts idea?
  • Are you a regional Western Australian artist, not-for-profit organisation, community group, or local government?
  • Will your project develop audiences and broaden community engagement in the arts?
  • Will your project encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities?
  • Will your project increase employment opportunities for, and raise of the profile of, regional artists and/or communities?

The RAF Project Fund offers two funding categories:

  • Individual – Up to $15,000. This is available to individual artists or arts workers from regional and remote Western Australia.
  • Community – Up to $30,000. This is available to not-for-profit organisations or local governments from regional and remote Western Australia.

Any questions?

If you would like to receive further information or wish to receive assistance in the application process, please contact Country Arts WA Project Officer Fleur Hardy on 1800 811 883 (regional freecall), 9200 6200 or fhardy@countryartswa.asn.au

Important Information

  • Round 2 2019 for projects commencing after 1 January 2020
  • Applications Close: 11:59pm, 23 August 2019
  • A draft can be reviewed for feedback if provided at least one week prior to the closing date. (16 August) Country Arts WA will provide written feedback on one draft per application. Please note that Country Arts WA and SmartyGrants staff are not available for technical support after 5pm on the closing date.
  • Notification: The announcement of funding is made by the Australian Government about four to five months after submissions close. It is a priority for Country Arts WA to communicate the assessment outcomes to all applicants as soon as they are announced. Successful applicants will be notified by phone. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email and will be given the opportunity to receive feedback.

Links and downloads

Previously funded projects and feedback:


If you were a successful recipient of the RAF Project Fund, acquittals must be completed online via SmartyGrants. Please note: Hardcopy acquittals are no longer accepted.

About the Investment Panel

This funding program is peer-assessed by an external panel. The Investment Panel is made up of members from across the state and provides diverse coverage of Western Australian arts. You can see the full list of assessors here.

The Project Fund is a stream of the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional and remote Australia. The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia.

RAF Project Fund
EligibilityRegional organisations or individual artists and arts workers
Available fundingUp to $15,000 for individuals
Up to $30,000 for organisations
Closing date11:59pm, 23 August 2019
ContactFleur Hardy
1800 811 883 (regional freecall)
08 9200 6207


Find the RAF Project Fund guidelines under links and downloads.

Apply online via SmartyGrants

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