When to apply

Quick Response Grants are open 10 times each year during the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on the last day of each month. Projects must commence between 2 to 12 weeks after the round closes.

Who can apply?

Regional artists to access professional arts development and training opportunities, or organisations/community groups with small project opportunities that arise at short notice.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an individual or Australian incorporated organisation or local government organisation (if you are under 18, you must be auspiced by a person over 18 with an active ABN)

  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) that is registered to your name and location

  • if required by the Australian Tax Office, be registered for the purposes of GST

  • not have any outstanding reports, acquittals or serious breaches relating to any Australian Government funding or funding from a state or territory Regional Program Administrator. A serious breach is one that has resulted in, or warrants, the termination of a grant agreement.

Please ensure you satisfy all the eligibility criteria. For further information please refer to the Eligibility information or contact a member of the Country Arts SA team.

How much can I apply for?

Individuals can apply for up to $3000 and organisations or community groups can apply for up to $5000. There is no minimum grant amount.


Funding applications are assessed against other applications on a competitive basis. To remain competitive, all applications for funding must include realistic budgets and represent value with money. To be considered for funding for the QRG’s an applicant must demonstrate that there is no other funding program for which the proposal is eligible either by its nature or its timing.

How to Apply

1. Read the Guidelines throroughly.

2. Email [email protected] or contact a member of the Country Arts SA team to discuss your project idea and application.

3. Apply online via Smarty Grants.