Regional Arts Fund
Tasmanian Regional Arts manages the Fund in Tasmania on behalf of the Australian Government through the Office For The Arts (OFTA).
A list of successful grant recipients for Round One, 2012, is available here
Recipients of funding from Round Two, 2012 can be viewed here
TRA advises that the 2013 Regional Arts Fund guidelines have been slightly revised. Download the RAF Facts Sheet to keep up to date with the latest program requirements.
The Regional Arts Fund Program is available through three discrete programs:
- The Regional Quick Response Grants (RQRG's) provide assistance up to $1,500 towards individuals and up to $3,000 for groups and organisations for professional development or project activities. Applications can be submitted at any time pending the availability of funds. Regional Quick Response Grant guidelines and application forms are available online or from TRA offices
- Small Grants Program: Funding up to $5,000 is available for eligible projects. Small grant funding rounds close mid March and mid August annually
- Major Grants Program: This funding category supports larger projects or initiatives that foster new and strengthen current partnerships across regional communities. Funding to $10,000 is made available to eligible projects. The Major Grants Program funding rounds close at the same time as the Small Grants Program.
Applicants for RAF on or after 1 July 2013 will be making use of the online Smartygrants system for making applications. The previous application forms have been discontinued. Applicants with genuine reasons for being unable to access the Smartygrants system will be given alternatives means to lodge an application. Applicants in this situation should contact the RAF Program Manager prior to lodgement.
Regional Arts Fund Small and Major Grant Round Information Pack and Application Forms are available by clicking on the links below:
RAF Form Downloads
Small and Major Grants Information Pack
RAF Acquittal Report - All Grant Categories (Small, Major and Quick Response)
TRA has also prepared an Excel Acquittal template that matches the TRA RAF budget:
Acknowledgements and Logos for RAF
Commonwealth Government RAF Logos for Download (For use in conjunction with TRA Logo)
TIFF and other formats available on request
TRA Logo (For use with RAF Logos)
As of March 2013 the previous TRA application forms for quick response, small and major grant applications have been discontinued.
TRA intends to commence offering of these grants via a new online grants system as of I July 2013.
Please note that RAF acquittal forms are still accessible to allow current recipients to acquit under current program arrangements.
General RAF Quick Response Grants are now closed until July 2013
TRA advises that the general QRG program is now closed due to available funds being fully expended.
It is recommended that all intending QRG applicants discuss your idea with the RAF Program Manager prior to submission.