REGIONAL ARTS FUND OPEN 14 January, 9am

What is on offer?

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia.

From 14 January, artists based in the regions may be eligible to apply for Community Grants or Quick Response Grants. Please see website for closing dates.

The objectives of the Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by:

• Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raising the profile of, regional and remote artists.
• Encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
• Developing partnerships and networks that leverage financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
• Developing audiences and broadening community engagement with the arts.

Applications close Monday 18 March, 5pm

AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE FOUNDATION COMMISSION

The Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation commissions the development of a new work every two years aimed at primary school aged children. Applications are now open for development in 2019.

Former recipient Jenny Ellis, Little Wing Puppets, says, “It was a wonderful opportunity for me as an artist to receive the Joan and Betty Rayner Commission. I strongly believe in the importance of making high-quality theatre for children, and making it accessible to people in remote areas. The support that I received in the form of the commission made it possible for me to continue this work.

One of the most difficult things for me as a freelance puppeteer is carving out the time to create new work. Receiving the commission allowed me that space and the time to experiment.”

Who is providing the opportunity? Regional Arts Victoria

REGIONAL ARTS FUND OPEN 14 January, 9am