RAF Consultations

15jan(jan 15)10:00 am20dec(dec 20)4:00 pmRAF Consultations


January 15 (Monday) 10:00 am - December 20 (Friday) 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Event Details

Regional Arts Fund Consultations are a one-on-one opportunity to discuss and receive advice about your Quick Response Grant or Project Grant application.

Consultations run for 20 minutes and are held via Microsoft Teams. To make the most of your time, we ask that you come prepared with a brief description of the proposed activity/project you are applying for and a list of questions you have about the RAF.

RAF Consultations are for assistance with:

  • Understanding eligibility
  • Addressing the criteria
  • Knowing what support materials to include
  • Evidencing and following cultural protocols
  • Working with children and vulnerable people requirements
  • Budgeting appropriately

RAF Consultations are NOT for:      

  • Receiving feedback on previous applications
  • Brainstorming activity/project concepts
  • SmartyGrants Training

Image credit: Joe Ruckli 2023.

Additional Information

Your Facilitator: Based in Meanjin/Brisbane, Lauren Collard is the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Program Manager at Flying Arts Alliance. She delights in working alongside regional artists and national administrators to support sustainable cultural activities in regional communities, ultimately strengthening the social and economic fabric of the arts industry.


With a background in arts education and administration, Lauren has a keen eye for connecting people, the arts and wellbeing. She has a particular interest in how participation in the arts affects the individual’s relation to self and mental health.


After some years delivering arts programs and managing cultural events, Lauren’s experience equips her to be an advocate for Queensland artists. Lauren’s heart lies with community engagement, and she loves being one small piece in the magnificent painting that is Australia’s regional arts sector. 



Flying Arts is the administrator in Queensland of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF), an Australian Government program provided through Regional Arts Australia.