Regional Aboriginal Arts Development

Funding for projects that support the development of Aboriginal artists and the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in regional Western Australia.

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For Aboriginal arts and cultural projects in regional and remote WA that align with one or more of the following objectives:

  • support the development of significant and large-scale works created and produced by Aboriginal artists in regional Western Australia
  • showcase the unique stories of Western Australia’s First Nations peoples and engage new and diverse audiences
  • support regional Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations to develop strategic, business, succession, sustainability, and/or governance plans
  • support audience development and economic diversification by strengthening Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations and industry
  • support long-term skills development goals for Aboriginal arts workers, artists and communities
  • enable employment opportunities and improve economic growth for regional Aboriginal artists, arts workers and communities.
Category Objectives Amount
Creative development For the development and production of new, large scale Aboriginal artworks in regional Western Australia. Grants of up to $150,000
Business development and capacity building To develop the capacity and sustainability of Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations and creative businesses in regional Western Australia. Grants of up to $50,000

Who can apply

Creative development

Applications are open to Western Australian based:

  • Aboriginal artists, producers, storytellers, performers, writers and arts and cultural organisations
  • organisations that work with Aboriginal artists, producers and arts organisations whose applications demonstrate:
    • evidence of significant Aboriginal involvement in the project, including concept planning, development of the work, decision making and management
    • partnerships underpinned by Aboriginal self-determination, and cultural and creative control, and articulated via an appropriate agreement, such as a memorandum of understanding.

The artist/s undertaking the work must be based in regional or remote Western Australia. Where a work draws on culture or stories local to a particular area, the application must demonstrate that the key personnel is representative of that area, or that appropriate consultation has occurred.

Business development and capacity building

Applications are open to Western Australian based:

  • Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations  
  • Other organisations may be eligible to apply if they are able to demonstrate direct benefit or partnership with regional Western Australian based Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations.

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Projects beginning after Notification Category
April 2024 9:00am 23 April 2024 4:00pm 16 May 2024 4:00pm 30 May 2024 1 September 2024 Approximately 12 weeks after round closing date
  • Creative development
  • Business development and capacity building

Funding overview

item.Fields.OpenDate: 4/23/2024 9:00:00 AM
item.Fields.CloseDate: 5/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Closing soon

Closing 4:00pm 30 May 2024

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Creative development: Grants of up to $150,000
  • Business development and capacity building: Grants of up to $50,000

Guidelines

You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.

Regional Aboriginal Arts Development Guidelines
Page reviewed 21 May 2024