Regional Arts Fund Community Grants Now Open

Territory artists can now access grants from a $1.6M fund under the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants scheme released today.

The Northern Territory Government in partnership with Regional Arts Australia will deliver the fund over four years, which is now available to Territory artists, arts organisations and arts workers.

Grants of up to $20 000 are available for activities that support sustainable cultural development and prioritise benefits to arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. Applicants should also have a particular focus on youth, disadvantaged, Indigenous and isolated communities.

Two categories are available:

  • Creative Communities: applications which directly benefit the participating community and/or increase wider community access and participation of sustainable arts and cultural practice; and
  • Activating Artists:  applications that provide direct benefits to artist and/or arts workers.

Successful projects previously funded through the RAF include:

  • Tangenteyre Artists: 'SELFIES 2': Outreach Across Programs & Town Camps
  • Jennifer Taylor: Painting Exhibition
  • Brit Guy: Program of dance activities in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Lajamanu Katherine with Nick Power and the Cypher crew.

RAF Community Grants are for projects commencing from 1 January 2017. Applicants are invited to apply online through Grants-Tracker between 15 July and 15 August 2016.For more information go to the Department of Arts and Museums website.

Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir at Araluen Arts Centre 2015. Photo: Barbara Stuart