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Regional and Remote Festivals Fund


This program aims to support arts and cultural activity at regional and remote festivals in Western Australia.

The objectives of the program are to:
- Increase arts and cultural activity in regional and remote WA.
- Provide employment opportunities for regional and remote communities.
- Contribute to tourism growth in regional and remote WA.
- Provide opportunities for regional and remote communities to participate in arts and cultural activity in their towns and communities.
- Enable local communities to make decisions about their arts and cultural needs.

Grants of up to $50,000 or up to 80% of the activity costs are available. Applicants must demonstrate at least 20% income, or the application will be ineligible.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include:
- Groups, organisations or individual artists
- Regional local government authorities
- Aboriginal communities

Any of the above can be the primary applicant; however, it is recommended the application is prepared and submitted by the party taking the lead on the project. Will consider outperforming arcDUG status. If successful, the primary applicant will be issued with the contract and will be responsible for receiving payment and acquitting the grant.

Eligible Activities

Eligible arts and cultural activities must:
- Be delivered by professional artists or cultural practitioners.
- Be part of a series of events comprising a festival.
- Be open to the general public.
- Occur in a location in remote or regional WA.

If the project does not correspond in some way to any of the above, please contact a Grants Officer for advice before starting an application.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible disciplines.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- Quality (15%)
- Reach (30%)
- Good planning (30%)
- Financial responsibility (25%)

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of the assessment criteria.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Purchase of capital equipment including instruments, equipment, software, computers, tablets (iPads) and/or uniforms.
- Capital works such as construction or purchasing of studios, work spaces or gallery spaces.
- Activities already funded by Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Culture and the Arts Grant Programs.
- Activities relating to radio broadcasting.
- Display, restoration or conservation of cultural and/or historical material.
- Costs of manufacturing and/or producing prototypes.
- Fundraising, competitions, prizes and trophies.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of restrictions.

Documentation Uploaded
Guidelines 2021-08-01 Download
Recipients 2021-08-01 Download

Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator

Status Open
Opening Date 27 Jul 2021
Start By Date 26 Aug 2021
Closing Date 9 Sep 2021
Closing Information
This program is available biannually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $50,000
Total Funding Pool $289,381(Est)
Co-contribution Yes 4:1
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Arts : General
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Western Australia
General - Non-Industry Specific
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier State
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Program Administrator
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
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