Quick Response Grant

The Quick Response Grant program is open 6 times each year during the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. Applications submitted by midnight on the last Sunday of each applicable month are collated for assessment and announced within ten working days.

Who can apply?

  • Organisations and individuals based in Tasmania can apply for a Quick Response Grant

  • Young and emerging artists, artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, Indigenous artists and artists with disability are strongly encouraged to apply 

  • Applications from remote and isolated communities, or communities experiencing significant disadvantage are strongly encouraged to apply

All applicants must have an ABN, or, if they do not have an ABN, must have an auspicing organisation to manage their grant.  Groups and organisations should either be legally incorporated or, like individual applicants, have an auspicing organisation prepared to administer the grant on their behalf.  

How much can I apply for?

Up to $1,500 for individuals and $3,000 for Organisations, to respond to unique arts opportunities that present at short notice. Projects that can be funded within the Community Grant program timeframe will not be eligible. Applicants are encouraged to only apply for what they need and the assessment panel can choose to part-fund requests if deemed appropriate.

Individuals can apply for up to $1,500 and are eligible to receive a total of $3,000 over an 18 month period. Organisations can apply for up to $3,000 and are eligible to receive a total of $6,000 over an 18 month period.

This fund can be used to undertake:

  • Professional development by Tasmanian artists in Tasmania, interstate or overseas

  • Employment of professional artists to conduct seminars and forums, which develop professional arts practices and share skills within the arts community

  • Eligible projects in any art form that fall outside of existing funding program deadlines.

  • Projects in response to Covid-19.


To be considered for funding for the QRG’s an applicant must:

  • Demonstrate that there is no other funding program for which the proposal is eligible either by its nature or its timing. Projects addressing COVID-19 are considered timely.


How to apply

  1. Read the RANT Arts RAF Guidance material before starting your application.

  2. Contact a member of the RANT Arts team prior to commencing your application. This is to ensure your project is eligible and to provide any assistance you may require with your application. Book in a time to speak with us by clicking here.

  3. Apply online via the above links.


Applications close
29 Nov 2020
Amount Upon Application
All artforms
Grant Type
Early Career Artists
Market development
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Youth Arts
Applicant Type
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