Regional Arts WA

Regional Arts Fellowships

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The program is intended to support established 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.

This may include but is not limited to the creation of new work, collaborations, professional development and training, residencies. All art forms are eligible including but not limited to visual arts, theatre, dance, writing, music, film, new media and cultural projects.

Please read through the grant guidelines document linked below. If you need assistance with your application, contact a Regional Arts WA Project Officer now.

Key dates 2020

  • 10am, Tuesday 28 April: Applications open
  • 5pm, Thursday 11 June: Applications close
  • 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2022: 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 established individual artist or arts worker
  • 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:

  • Read the Artist Fellowship Guidelines (available here) to check eligibility and grant criteria.
  • 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
  • Start your application online through Smartygrants
  • Download and email your drafted application to the Regional Arts WA Project Officer for review before you submit your final application
  • Hit submit before 5pm, Thursday 11 June 2020


Regional Artist Fellowships are provided through the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program with support of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, with Royalties for Regions funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

The purpose of the program is creating jobs, economic development, tourism and improving social cohesion by supporting the creative and cultural industries in regional Western Australia. Through strategic investments, the program aims to build capacity in the regions and contribute to liveability and vibrancy of regional communities.

Applications close
11 Jun 2020
Up to $50,000
All artforms
Grant Type
Applicant Type
Western Australia
Regional Arts WA (opens in new window)
Weng-Si Cheang
08 9200 6200