Regional Arts NSW

Quick Response Grants

Made available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice and could not be planned for. Opportunities that have been organised by the applicant or have involved an application process will not be accepted. The program is intended to:

  • support professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers involved in community programs that will increase their knowledge, skills and experience
  • support skills and or arts development for individuals and groups in regional communities through the employment of arts and cultural workers to conduct workshops, seminars and forums.
  • support creative recovery projects in areas impacted by NSW bushfires in 2019.

Quick Response Grants are offered on a quarterly basis. There is no deadline for applications, which may be made as required, although applications are processed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Applicants MUST speak to the Funding Manager at Regional Arts NSW before applying (see contact details below). Decisions will be advised within 5 working days of receipt.


Applicants MUST contact the Funding Manager prior to submitting their application to discuss their proposal and check there are funds available. It is worthwhile reading the guidelines before you do so to check if your proposal is eligible under the program. Contact: Manager, Grants & Projects, Tel 02 9270 2502 Email

Find out more:

Applications close
No closing date
Amount Upon Application
All artforms
Grant Type
Skills development
Applicant Type
The Rocks
New South Wales
Regional Arts NSW (opens in new window)
Ben Sibson
02 9270 2502