Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities. View past recipients.
Opens: Monday 6 January 2020
Closes: Friday 27 March 2020 or when funds have been expended
For projects occurring a minimum of four weeks after the application date
Download example application form here (PDF)
What are Quick Response Grants?
Applicants can apply for a Quick Response Grant if their small arts or cultural project cannot be funded by any other means because of its nature or timing. This type of grant would also suit individual professional development.
Who is this grant for?
Regional artists, arts organisations and communities.
How much can I apply for?
Funding applications for up to $3,000 are available through this grant program.
To be eligible, all applicants must:
- be based in an MMM2 – MMM7 location within Queensland*
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- 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 that is in the name of the applicant or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
- have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Regional Arts Fund grants
- not have received a RAF grant in the same stream in the previous 12 months (See FAQs for clarification)
An application will be deemed ineligible if:
- it does not comply with the eligibility criteria
- the activity occurs within four weeks of the application submission date
- it is requesting 100 per cent of project costs
- the application is incomplete
- funding is requested for activities that principally benefit a major city or metropolitan location (i.e. not regional)
- funding is requested for activities that principally benefit a location outside of Queensland
- funding is requested for project components already funded by other programs administered by the Australian Government
- funding is requested for the core costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards or fund-raising activities.
- funding is requested for curriculum/school-based activities (including school musicals and excursions) or courses of ongoing education and vocational training in government or private institutions in Australia or overseas, academic activity, including wages or course work required as part of any academic program
- the proposed projects or activity does not substantially align with and further the objectives of the RAF
- the project will commence before funding is approved
- the applicant is not based in Queensland
*Using the Modified Monash Model Map
Applications from people living in a MMM2 – MMM7 location within Queensland will be eligible to apply for this grant, however those living in an MMM1 location are not.
To access and search your address in the Modified Monash Model please follow these steps below:
- Visit the Doctor Connect Locator map using the link in this sentence.
- Enter your address in the address bar.
- Select “Modified Monash Model” from the classification options.
- Select “2019” from the drop down options.
- Click “Search location”.
- The tool will display your MMM class.
If you have any questions about your MMM location please contact Flying Arts on 07 3216 1322 for assistance with your MMM eligibility.
Although ineligible to apply in their own right, individuals and organisations from excluded areas (MMM1) can participate in RAF-funded project activities as project partners and/or paid participants where the applicant is an eligible regional arts organisation or individual (MMM2-MMM7).
- Prospective applicants should review the RAF Guidelines and FAQs here
- If you have any questions, contact Flying Arts Alliance (details below) to discuss your application prior to submission.
- Submit your application form and support material online via SmartyGrants application portal.
- You will receive an email notification that your application has been submitted.
- Applications are checked for eligibility by Flying Arts Alliance staff.
- Eligible applications are then assessed internally by two Flying Arts Alliance staff members.
- Flying Arts Alliance will notify successful applicants via phone.
- Flying Arts Alliance will notify all applicants (ineligible, unsuccessful and successful) via email of the results of their application within 15 business days of submission.
Funding recipients will:
- be required to upload the signed Letter of Agreement and invoice at least ten working days prior to the starting date of the proposed project or program to ensure adequate time is available for payments to be processed
- receive funds within ten working days of receipt of signed Letter of Agreement and invoice
- be required to submit an acquittal report to Flying Arts Alliance within 20 business days of completing the project or program
Acquittal Reports are to be submitted via the Flying Arts Alliance SmartyGrants portal. To assist with your reporting preparation, a preview RAF QRG Acquittal Report is available here.
For further assistance please contact Amy Cook, RAF Administrator on (07) 3216 1322, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.