Core Arts Fund | Closed

Country Arts WA

Core Arts Fund | Closed

The Core Arts Fund provides financial support to regional arts organisations in the development and coordination of diverse, annual arts, and cultural activities. It is the intent of the fund that these organisations successfully engage a broad cross-section of their local community.

Core Arts Fund 2017

As of 1 July 2017, the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) amalgamated with the Department of Sport and Recreation; Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor; and the local government and office of multicultural interests functions of the Department of Local Government and Communities to establish the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSCI). These changes are designed to provide better services to the community and maximise opportunities to deliver a more efficient and effective public sector for all Western Australians.

Culture and the Arts (WA) (formally known as DCA) has extended existing Core Arts Fund (CAF) contracts to 30 June 2019. For funding beyond 1 July 2019, a competitive round of Core Arts Fund will open June 2018 and close October 2018.

For further information, please contact Country Arts WA office on regional freecall 1800 811 883, or 08 9200 6200, or email Regional Arts Development Coordinator Doone McAlary dmcalary@countryartswa.asn.au

Core Arts Fund funding categories:

  • Peak – Up to $40,000 annually for a three-year contract period. Peak funding supports larger organisations with strong management and a proven record in successful arts program delivery. Access to Peak funding is restricted.
  • Key – Up to $15,000 annually for a three-year contract period. Key funding supports organisations with strong management and a proven record in successful arts program delivery. Access to Key Funding is restricted.
  • Vital – Up to $10,000 annually for a three-year contract period. Vital funding supports the ongoing development of organisations that have established an annual program of arts activities.

Successful Core Arts Fund organisations:

Peak Organisations:

Key Organisations:

Vital Organisations:

Acquittals:

Acquittals can be completed via SmartyGrants. Please note that hardcopy acquittals are no longer accepted.

Any questions?

If you would like to receive further information or wish to receive assistance in the application process, please contact a Country Arts WA project officer on regional freecall 1800 811 883, or 08 9200 6200.


The Core Arts Fund is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest.

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