Australia: Regional Arts WA accepting Proposals for RAF Renewal Grants Program
Regional Arts WA is currently accepting proposals for the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Renewal Grants Program to support projects that have strong partnerships and demonstrated long term outcomes, with sustainable future-positioning focus.
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These projects will be strategic in nature. Collaborations across State and Territory borders will be encouraged. The projects can be process-driven and provide an opportunity to think beyond ‘snap back’ and to consider renewed arts practice and learning processes. Project activities could include partnership projects, community events or programs, First Nations-led renewal and wages for workers (First Nations worker positions will be encouraged).
The objectives of the Regional Arts Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by:
Encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities
Developing partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects and encourage ongoing collaboration
Developing audiences and broadening community engagement with the arts
Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists
In addition, the following principles will be applied to the assessment of the RAF Renewal Stream:
Community confidence (evidenced by connectivity) “increased or renewed community confidence”
Creative confidence (evidenced by arts practice)
Business confidence (evidenced by partnerships)
The RAF Renewal Program in particular needs to respond to:
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Grant amount: Up to $90,000 Over 2-3 years
Individuals, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Governments based in Regional WA.
Applicants must reside in postcodes classified as regional using the Modified Monash Model Map.
Groups and organisations must either be legally incorporated and have an ABN, or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
Individual applicants must have an ABN or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
Individuals who are under 18 at the time of applying must have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
Schools are only eligible to apply if they are located in a very remote area (MMM7)
In certain cases, individuals with a demonstrated track record with Regional Arts WA can apply to the community category. The Project Officer must be contacted to discuss this prior to application.
For more information, visit https://regionalartswa.org.au/funding/raf-renewal/