Regional Arts WA

Next Level Regional Grant

The Next Level Regional Grants support young and emerging regional artists and arts workers aged between 18 and 26.

The program is intended to support young emerging artists and arts workers who want to undertake a self-directed program that builds their capacity to develop and sustain a creative career in regional Western Australia.

Next Level Regional Grants of up to $5,000 support creative activity and professional development for a period of one year. This may include but is not limited to the creation of new work, collaborations, professional development and training, residencies. You are encouraged to consider including a mentoring component in your project.

All art forms are eligible including but not limited to visual arts, theatre, dance, writing, music, film, new media and cultural projects.

Key dates 2020

  • 10am, Tuesday 28 April: Applications open
  • 5pm, Monday 8 June: Applications close
  • 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021: Eligible activity period
  • The Regional Arts WA Project Officer may provide feedback on one draft per applicant if requested at least one week prior to the closing date.


An applicant should:

  • Be an individual artist or arts worker between 18 and 26
  • Reside in Regional WA as determined by Regional Development Commission boundaries
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or nominate an accountable auspice body that has an ABN registered in Regional WA.

An applicant may also nominate a not-for-profit organisation or Local Government Authority as an auspice to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s grant.

Auspice organisations are required to be based and registered in regional WA.

How to apply

When you have your project idea the next step is:

  1. Read the Next Level Regional Grant Guidelines (under Links and Downloads below) to check eligibility and grant criteria.
  2. Make contact with the Regional Arts WA Project Officer, Fleur Hardy via email ( , on 1800 811 883 (regional freecall) or 08 9200 6207 to let us know you are planning to apply and the project activities you are planning.
  3. Start your application online through Smartygrants
  4. Download and email your drafted application to the Regional Arts WA Project Officer for review before you submit your final application.
  5. Hit submit before 5pm, Monday 8 June 2020.

As an entry level grants program for young and emerging artists, Regional Arts WA will support applicants through the application process, providing advice and feedback throughout the process.

Applications close
08 Jun 2020
Amount Upon Application
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Arts organisation
Experimental arts
Film / TV / Digital
Performing Arts
Public art
Visual arts
Writing & Publishing
Grant Type
Early Career Artists
Youth Arts
Applicant Type
Western Australia
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Fleur Hardy