Darwin Community Arts

RAF Recovery Boost

The Recovery Boost is a one-off targeted investment provided by the Australian Government. The funding recognises that the creative industries are central to thriving and healthy communities across regional, rural and remote Australia and that arts and culture activities are vital in the recovery and renewal process.

The RAF Recovery Boost program aims to strengthen the fabric of the creative ecosystem across regional Australia with sustainable, long-term support that can inform and strengthen a robust creative sector.

Important Information

This new funding is designed to support Creative Confidence and build Community Confidence

All Recovery Boost funded activities should aim to meet the objectives of the RAF:

  • To encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
  • To develop partnerships and networks which leverage support for projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
  • To develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts; and
  • To increase employment, professional development opportunities and profile of regional and remote artists.

Specific assessment criteria is outlined in the NT Guidelines here.

The Recovery Boost grant program will be implemented in three stages moving from Relief to Recovery and Renewal.

RAF Relief

Relief grants are designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to meet their immediate needs, up to $5,000. This could include asset replacement or purchase, support for arts practice (including self-directed residency/research and development), small projects and professional development opportunities. Round opens 10am Wednesday 1st July 2020 and is open until funds are expended.

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RAF Recovery

Recovery grants are designed to meet the medium-term recovery needs of artists, organisations and communities, up to $20,000. Projects in this program should focus on activities that assist in recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

Project activities could include creative recovery projects, training programs, operational recovery plans, asset purchase or replacement (up to $5,000) and the development of risk plans and emergency operating procedures and responses. Round opens 10am Wednesday 1st July 2020 and is open until Midnight. 31st October 2020.

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Applications close
31 Oct 2020
Amount Upon Application
All artforms
Grant Type
Artists with Disability
Audience development
Community Partnership
Early Career Artists
Major Project
Market development
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Skills development
Applicant Type
Northern Territory
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