The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting cultural activity in regional and remote Australia, the program is administered in the state by RANT Arts. The objectives, general eligibility and guidelines for the Regional Arts Fund in Tasmania are available here.
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.
Applicants will be informed of their outcome within 10 working days of the new month, and those successful will be paid after returning completed acceptance paperwork.
Who can apply?
● Only individuals residing 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 only, 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 $1 500 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.
To be considered for funding for the QRG’s an applicant must:
How will my application be assessed?
Quick Response Grants are processed and assessed internally in RANT Arts' Launceston office. All applications are assessed against the RAF Program Objectives and Assessment Criteria. The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The objectives of the Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by:
1. encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
2. developing partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
3. developing audiences and broadening community engagement with the arts; and
4. increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raising the profile of regional and remote artists.
What do I need to provide with my application?
The following information is required:
The completed application form including a balanced project budget.
Details of your auspicing organisation (if required)
A one page resume/CV for all paid professional personnel in the project. (If you can we recommend you consolidate these into one PDF)
Samples of artwork by paid artists and key artistic personnel involved in the project. (This can include images, PowerPoint slides, soundtracks, videos, catalogues, reviews, articles, programs or critiques – quality rather than quantity is the recommendation here)
A maximum of three support letters. (If you can we recommend you consolidate these into one PDF)
Confirmation of key personnel (eg by email or a scanned copy of a letter). (If you can we recommend you consolidate these into one PDF)
If your project involves Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander content, your application must include evidence of consultation with the relevant community. If you are unsure about how to appropriately consult with community please contact RANT Arts for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply?
1. Read the RANT Arts RAF Guidance material before starting your application.
2. Read the Frequently Asked Questions guide.
3. 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. You may book a time to speak with us HERE or alternatively you may email us: email@example.com
4. Apply online via the above links.