What are Quick Response Grants?
Quick Response Grants aim to support small arts or cultural projects that cannot be funded by other means because of their nature or timing. For example, you may wish to attend a workshop or complete a project within a certain time frame and cannot access appropriate funding through any other means.
Please note that Quick Response grants are competitive, and as part of your application you will need to detail why your project cannot be funded through other means.
This type of grant would also suit individual professional development.
2023 Quick Response Rounds
Quick Response Grants are open 10 times each year during February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.
September Round 2023 – NOW OPEN
For projects commencing from: 14 October 2023 (2 to 12 weeks after the date you submit your application)
Amount: Up to $3,000 for Individuals and $5,000 for organisations
Opens: 9:00am 1 September 2023
Closes: 11:59pm 30 September 2023
Quick Response Grant 2023 Timing
|Round||Grant Round Opens||Grant Round Closes||Notification of Outcome||Earliest Project Start Date|
|August||9am, Tuesday August 1, 2023||Midnight, Thursday August 31, 2023||5pm, Friday September 8, 2023||Thursday, September 14, 2023|
|September||9am, Friday September 1, 2023||Midnight, Saturday September 30, 2023||5pm, Monday October 9, 2023||Saturday, October 14, 2023|
|October||9am, Saturday October 1, 2023||Midnight, Tuesday October 31, 2023||5pm, Wednesday November 8, 2023||Tuesday, November 14, 2023|
|November||9am, Saturday November 1, 2023||Midnight, Thursday November 30, 2023||5pm, Thursday December 7, 2023||Thursday, December 14, 2023|
Addressing Immediate Need
How often is this grant available?
As of 1 July 2021, Quick Response Grants will be administered as a competitive round open on the first day of each month from February to November.
Please note that former rules whereby applications were assessed in the order they were submitted (in a rolling format) no longer apply.
Who is this grant for?
Regional artists, arts organisations and communities.
How much can I apply for?
Funding applications for up to $3,000 for individuals and up to $5,000 for organisations are available through this grant program. There is no minimum amount.
What can I use the money for?
Regional Arts Fund grant funds may be used toward the cost of producing the project including but not limited to:
- artist fees (artists should be appropriately paid)
- travel costs (including international)
- venue hire
- equipment hire
- project administrative costs
- disability access costs
Purchase of assets up to $5,000 will only be considered where it is demonstrated to be more cost effective than hire. You can only spend grant funds on eligible grant activities as defined in the grant details in your grant agreement.
Looking for Assistance?
Email all general RAF enquiries through to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking to talk to our RAF Program Manager, you can book a time here.
We are committed to ensuring that all enquiries are responded to in an appropriate, timely and professional manner. Due to the volume of applications and the need to respond to each applicants individual needs please email your enquiry first and we will endeavour to reply to your email as soon as possible.
The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia and is administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.