About the Regional Arts Fund 

The Regional Arts Fund is part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program that supports participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression. The Regional Arts Fund is managed by Regional Arts Australia on behalf of the Australian Government, and managed in Darwin by  Northern Territory Regional Arts (NTRA). NTRA is a registered business name of Darwin Community Arts Inc, a non-profit, incorporated association that focuses on grassroots arts and cultural development.


The objectives of the Northern Territory Regional Arts Fund (NTRA) are to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional and remote Australia, and through doing so:

  • encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural outcomes in regional communities;
  • develop partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in−kind support for regional arts projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
  • develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts;
  • increase employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists; and
  • support quality and viability of artistic and cultural activity.

To achieve these objectives, the NTRA will award grants for projects and programs benefiting regional and remote areas.

Check Funding Eligibility for RAF
Please read 2021 RAF Guidelines
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Funding is available for

Project Grants
For art projects, professional development for artists and arts workers, and community capacity building projects.
Maximum amount $30,000
Applications for next year will open in January 2023 and close in March 2023. 

Quick Response Grants
For small arts projects, professional development for artists and arts workers, and community capacity building projects.
Up to $3,000 for Individuals, $5,000 for organisations.
Rounds are open on the first of every month and close on the last day of every month.

Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program
The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program is a $5 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package, which will enable arts organisations to promote and develop cultural events for tourists across regional Australia. The program will increase tourism visitation in regional, rural and remote communities across Australia by providing financial support for arts and cultural activity. The program offers four grants: Flash Marketing and Targeted Marketing Campaign, Experience Initiative and Partnerships Initiative Grants.

CTA Grants are now closed.

Contact NTRA

Address Unit 2, 1 Travers St COCONUT GROVE NT 0810
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Email raf@darwincommunityarts.org.au
Phone 08 8961 9005 (we can’t always get to the phone, please leave a message if we don’t answer)

Contact CTA

Email cta@darwincommunityarts.org.au
Phone 0423 047 803

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