What is the Recovery Boost?
The Regional Arts Fund Recovery Boost is a $10 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government in 2020 as part of the Relief and Recovery Fund. It responds to the difficulties experienced by regional artists, arts organisations and communities who have been heavily impacted by COVID-19. The Recovery Boost is one-off funding and will be delivered through the Regional Arts Fund and seeks to offer short (Relief), medium (Recovery) and long-term (Renewal) support.
Streams of Funding
RAF Relief – up to $5,000
Relief grants are designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to meet their immediate needs. This could include asset replacement or purchase, support for arts practice (including self-directed residency/research and development), small projects and professional development opportunities.
All RAF Relief projects must be completed by 30 June 2021.
RAF Recovery – up to $30,000
Recovery grants are designed to meet the medium-term recovery needs of artists, organisations and communities. Projects in this program should focus on activities that assist in recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.
Project activities could include creative recovery projects, training programs, operational recovery plans, asset purchase or replacement (up to $5000) and the development of risk plans and emergency operating procedures and responses.
RAF Renewal – up to $150,000 over 3 years
Renewal grants will provide up to three years of funding to support projects that have strong partnerships and demonstrated long term outcomes, with sustainable future-positioning focus.
Proposals are now open until 23 November. See below for application details.
This new funding is designed to support Creative Confidence and build Community Confidence
All Recovery Boost funded activities should aim to meet the objectives of the RAF:
- To encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
- To develop partnerships and networks which leverage support for projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
- To develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts; and
- To increase employment, professional development opportunities and profile of regional and remote artists.
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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.