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Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

The 2020 RAF grant round is now closed.

We are awaiting new guidelines from the Federal Government before this grant program will re- open in mid 2020 for applications to the 2021 grant round.



The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia and meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. 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:



Successful RAF recipients must display the RAF logo (a combined set of the Australian Government logo and Regional Arts NSW logo) on promotional material relating to the supported project. Logos are available here. If you have any enquiries regarding logo usage please contact the Manager, Communications & Administration at Regional Arts NSW. Tel 02 9270 2500 Email



When the grant round is open, a link below will take you to the Regional Arts Australia online application system. Click on RAF NSW Community Grants 2019-20 Application Form. If you have not used SmartyGrants before you will need to set up an account. This account and password can be used to go back to your application at any time and will be the same for any other grants you might apply for in the future using the Smartygrants system.  Your application will be available to you until you click SUBMIT, or the closing date is reached.

Apply Here:


To ensure your region is eligible to apply for RAF, search your address in the Modified Monash Model

Regional Arts Fund funding cannot principally benefit a location classified as MMM 1 Clasiffication

To search please follow the steps below:


Previous successful grant projects can be found via the list of Previous Recipients below, with select case studies available to read here. If you have questions about whether your project is eligible for the Regional Arts Fund, contact the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW on 02 9270 2502 or by emailing



If you have any enquiries about the RAF contact the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW Tel 02 9270 2502 Email Successful applicants can download the RAF Logos HERE.