Regional Arts Legacy Grants

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Regional Arts Legacy Grants

Regional artists and arts organisations around Western Australia have one last chance to apply for funding support from the State Government’s Creative Regions initiative through the Regional Arts Legacy Grants (RALG) program.

RALG enables regional communities or individuals to secure funding to stimulate and support arts activity in all art forms. Arts projects and initiatives big and small from around the regions are encouraged.

The intent of this fund is to be open and non-specific, and can fund smaller projects or bold visions for one or two years.

Funding can cover the cost of operations, artist fees, accommodation, travel, materials,  administration, strategy, publicity, documentation and any other costs associated with the project. It will not cover the costs of assets, infrastructure or performing arts touring.

Projects that remove barriers to allow the individual or organisation to move to the next level in their practice are encouraged. The total budget pool available is ~$1,000,000, with an allocation of this funding already made in the 2016 round.

Is this the right grant for you?

  • Do you have an idea that will create lasting change for the benefit of the community?
  • Are you a regional Western Australian artist, not-for-profit organisation, community group, or local government seeking arts funding?
  • Do you struggle to find the right grant for your projects?


Individual: Professional artists and arts workers.

This is available for professional individual artists, arts workers or small collaborations based in regional Western Australia who have identified projects that are focused on individual outcomes.

Community: Local governments, not-for-profit organisations, groups, and networks.

This is available for not-for-profit organisations, larger groups or networks, and local governments based in regional Western Australia who have identified projects with broader community outcomes.

Important dates:

  • Closing Date: 3 March 2017 at 5pm
  • Panel Assessment: April 2017
  • Notification: May 2017

Overall Panel Feedback and Funded Projects:


If you were successful recipient of the Regional Arts Legacy Grants, acquittals can be completed via SmartyGrants. After accessing this link you will need to log into your SmartyGrants account. Please note: hardcopy acquittals are not accepted.


Any Questions?

For any further information or assistance with your idea and application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Country Arts WA office on regional freecall 1800 811 883, or 08 9200 6200, or email Regional Arts Development Coordinator, Doone McAlary, at

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 Regional Arts Legacy Grants are a part of Creative Regions Program $24million investment in culture and the arts being delivered through the Departments of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Primary Industries and Regional Development.


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