Country Arts WA

Project Fund

The Project Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities by supporting and promoting participation in, and access to, art and culture.

Funding can cover artist, arts worker and cultural adviser fees, travel, accommodation, materials, venue, equipment hire and insurance. Activity in all art forms including visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, music, multi-media and cultural projects including recording and preservation of language & stories are eligible.

Is this grant right for you?

  • Do you have a great arts idea?
  • Are you a regional Western Australian artist, not-for-profit organisation, community group, or local government?
  • Will your project develop audiences and broaden community engagement in the arts?
  • Will your project encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities?
  • Will your project increase employment opportunities for, and raise of the profile of, regional artists and/or communities?

The Project Fund offers two funding categories:

  • Individual – Up to $15,000. This is available to individual artists or arts workers from regional and remote Western Australia.
  • Community – Up to $30,000. This is available to not-for-profit organisations or local governments from regional and remote Western Australia.

Important dates

  • Round 1 2019 for projects commencing after 1 January 2019
    Applications Close: 11:59pm, Friday 15 March 2019
  • Drafts must be submitted at least one week prior to the closing date. Country Arts WA will provide written feedback on one draft per application. Please note that Country Arts WA and SmartyGrants staff are not available for technical support after 5pm on the closing date.
  • Notification: The announcement of funding is made by the Australian Government about four to five months after submissions close. It is a priority for Country Arts WA to communicate the assessment outcomes to all applicants as soon as they are announced. Successful applicants will be notified by phone. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email and will be given the opportunity to receive feedback.

Application Guidelines & Budget


Previously Funded Projects and Feedback:

Any questions?

If you would like to receive further information or wish to receive assistance in the application process, please contact Country Arts WA Investment Officer Fleur Hardy on 1800 811 883 (regional freecall), 9200 6200 or

This funding program is peer-assessed by an external panel. The Investment Panel is made up of members from across the state and provides diverse coverage of Western Australian arts. You can see the full list of assessors here.

Applications close
15 Mar 2019
Up to $30,000
All artforms
Grant Type
Major Project
Applicant Type
Western Australia
Country Arts WA (opens in new window)
Jessica Anderson
08 9200 6200