Regional Arts Fund August funding round now open

Funding is now open and available to support regional artists and community groups for projects that inspire arts and cultural activity in rural, regional and remote areas of South Australia.

Country Arts SA administers two funding rounds in March and August of each year which are delivered under two main categories:

  • Step Out grants are open to communities and artists to partner with professional artists and arts organisations to create high quality arts projects that build capacity for long term benefits and increase professional development.
  • Step Up grants are open to artists, organisations and community groups to undertake small cultural projects, or for individual artists to undertake professional development opportunities, such as mentorships. If you have never applied to Country Arts SA or never undertaken an arts project you are encouraged to apply to this category.

Country Arts SA also delivers the Skills Development grant program. This grant can assist groups to provide skills development opportunities to their community through workshops, or provide opportunities for the development of project ideas and concepts.

The Quick Response grant is available throughout the year to support regional artists to access professional arts development and training opportunities, or organisations and communities with small project opportunities that arise at short notice.

Country Arts SA offers experienced advice and support from Arts and Cultural Facilitators who can assist with applications and project content. Arts and Cultural Facilitators are based throughout regional South Australia.

The Regional Arts Fund is administered on behalf of the Australian Government by Regional Arts Australia and its member organisations which include Country Arts SA.

Click below for more information on the grants and eligibility criteria, or to locate your closest Arts and Cultural Facilitator.

Grants and Funding