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Quick Response Grant

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting cultural activity in regional and remote Australia, the program is administered in the state by RANT Arts.


Important dates

The Quick Response Grant program is open 6 times each year during the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. Applications submitted by midnight on the last Sunday of each applicable month are collated for assessment and announced within ten working days.



Applicants will be informed of their outcome within 10 working days of the new month, and those successful will be paid after returning completed acceptance paperwork.

Who can apply?

  • Only individuals residing in Tasmania can apply for a Quick Response Grant

  • Young and emerging artists, artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, Indigenous artists and artists with disability are strongly encouraged to apply 

  • Applications from remote and isolated communities, or communities experiencing significant disadvantage are strongly encouraged to apply

All applicants must have an ABN, or, if they do not have an ABN, must have an auspicing organisation to manage their grant.  Groups and organisations should either be legally incorporated or, like individual applicants, have an auspicing organisation prepared to administer the grant on their behalf.  

How much can I apply for?

Up to $1 500 for individuals only, to respond to unique arts opportunities that present at short notice. Projects that can be funded within the Community Grant program timeframe will not be eligible. Applicants are encouraged to only apply for what they need and the assessment panel can choose to part-fund requests if deemed appropriate.

Individuals can apply for up to $1 500 and are eligible to receive a total of $1 500 over an 18 month period.

This fund can be used to undertake:

  • Professional development by Tasmanian artists in Tasmania, interstate or overseas

  • Employment of professional artists to conduct seminars and forums, which develop professional arts practices and share skills within the arts community

  • Eligible projects in any art form that fall outside of existing funding program deadlines.


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.

What do I need to provide with my application?

The following information is required:

  • The completed application form including a balanced project budget.

  • Details of your auspicing organisation (if required)

  • A one page resume/CV for all paid professional personnel in the project. (If you can we recommend you consolidate these into one PDF)

  • Samples of artwork by paid artists and key artistic personnel involved in the project. (This can include images, PowerPoint slides, soundtracks, videos, catalogues, reviews, articles, programs or critiques – quality rather than quantity is the recommendation here)

  • A maximum of three support letters. (If you can we recommend you consolidate these into one PDF)

  • Confirmation of key personnel (eg by email or a scanned copy of a letter). (If you can we recommend you consolidate these into one PDF)

If your project involves Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander content, your application must include evidence of consultation with the relevant community.

If you are unsure about how to appropriately consult with community please contact RANT Arts for assistance.

How to apply

  1. Read the RANT Arts RAF Guidance material before starting your application.

  2. Contact a member of the RANT Arts team prior to commencing your application. This is to ensure your project is eligible and to provide any assistance you may require with your application. Book in a time to speak with us by clicking here.

  3. Apply online via the above links.