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.
November Round 2023 – CLOSED
For projects commencing from: 14 December 2023 (2 to 12 weeks after the round’s closing date)
Amount: Up to $3,000 for Individuals and $5,000 for organisations
Opens: 9:00am 1 November
Closes: 11:59pm 30 November 2023
Quick Response Grant 2024 Timing
|Round||Grant Round Opens||Grant Round Closes||Notification of Outcome||Earliest Project Start Date|
|February||9am, Thursday February 1, 2024||Midnight, Thursday February 29, 2024||5pm, Thursday March 7, 2024||Wednesday, March 14, 2024|
|March||9am, Friday March 1, 2024||Midnight, Sunday March 31, 2024||5pm, Friday April 5, 2024||Sunday, April 14, 2024|
|April||9am, Monday April 1, 2024||Midnight, Tuesday April 30, 2024||5pm, Tuesday May 7, 2024||Tuesday, May 14, 2024|
*this timing table is subject to change and will be confirmed shortly
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.