NTeen Fashion Festival: Denique Stewart from Darwin High.
'What happens when all the teddy bears of our childhood are abandoned.' 2018
About Regional Arts Fund
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports and promotes participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional, rural and remote Australia. Regional Arts Fund (RAF) objectives: To encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities; To develop partnerships and networks which leverage support for projects and encourage ongoing collaboration; To develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts; and To increase employment, professional development opportunities and profile of regional and remote artists. The Regional Arts Fund is administered in each State or Territory by Regional Program Administrators (Regional Arts Australia’s member organisations and affiliated organisations).
ABOUT NT Regional Arts
An Australian Government program, the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) supports sustainable cultural development in regional, rural and remote communities in Australia. The program is managed by Regional Arts Australia on behalf of the Australian Government and delivered by Regional Program.
Administrators in each state and territory. This model recognises that regional arts funding needsvary across different states and territories and takes advantage of the specialist knowledge and insight State and Territory regional arts organisations have about their regional arts environment.
Darwin Community Arts (DCA) is the new Regional Program Administrator of the Regional Arts Fund in the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Regional Arts (NTRA) is a registered business name of Darwin Community Arts, a non-profit, incorporated association that focuses on grassroots arts and cultural development. The RAF was delivered by the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT inrecent years. The appointment of DCA brings the NT in line with the rest of the country towards having the fund managed independently from Government.
Cold Drinks Hot Showers, Rhett Hammerton, 2017. Image by: Rhett Hammerton.
QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS
Quick Response Round | CURRENTLY CLOSED
The NTRA Quick Response Grant category supports creativity, innovation, participation, and access to arts and cultural activities which contribute to the sustainable cultural, social and economic capacity, and well being of individuals and community. Skills development initiatives may relate to: specific arts practice; arts management; small business management; emerging technologies; arts or cross sector training and mentoring schemes; or broader community cultural development and capacity building.
Applications to the NTRA Quick Response category can be submitted until funds are spent in each round.
Project Grants | CURRENTLY CLOSED | closed on 7th August 2019 | Successful Applicants were notified December 2019 by the Minister of Regional Arts Funds | Department of Communications and the Arts
Next Project Grant Round will OPEN July-August 2020
Remote and Indigenous communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Grants of up to $20,000
The Project Grants stream supports applications which benefit the community, increase access and participation, and/or provide direct benefits to artists and arts workers.
Some examples are: delivering workshops in preparation for an event, research and/or developing new works, writing and creating a new publication, developing and presenting multi-arts performances, strengthening audience development and opportunities for collaborative partnerships with non-arts based organisations, coordinating, undertaking or providing a mentorship, collaborating with other artists to create new works or present works to new regions skills development initiatives.
We need your support to better support regional, remote and rural arts.
In the lead up to the upcoming federal election, let our politicians know that regional arts matters. Regional Arts Australia is calling for an increase of at least $2 million per year to the Regional Arts Fund.This will restore the RAF to its pre-2010 value by lifting the total value of the fund to $22.5 million over four years, beginning in July 2020. We need your support. We need you to energise your communities and let our elected representatives know that regional arts matter and that the RAF deserves to be increased.
- Ways to get involved:
Contact the Minister for the Arts, Shadow Minister for the Arts and your local member and let them know that regional arts matter and that the RAF deserves to be increased. You can download template letters below (and we encourage you to personalise these).
- Share your support for Regional Arts on social media.
Download our GIFs and images below and use the hashtags
#regionalarts #vote1regionalarts and #thinkremotetogetourvote
GUIDELINES & RESOURCES
This guidance material has been put together to outline the objectives and eligibility criteria for the Regional Arts Fund in the Northern Territory. It covers both Community Grants and Quick Response Grants. Please note that this material is subject to change between grant rounds, so make sure you download the most up to date version from our website before starting your application. Download the NTRA Guidelines here