Regional Arts WA

Regional Artist Fellowships

The Regional Artist Fellowships of $50,000 support up to four outstanding, established regional WA artists and/or arts workers’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.

The program is intended to support established artists and arts workers who want to undertake a self-directed program that builds their capacity to develop and sustain a creative career in regional Western Australia.

This may include but is not limited to the creation of new work, collaborations, professional development and training, residencies. All art forms are eligible including but not limited to visual arts, theatre, dance, writing, music, film, new media and cultural projects.

Please read through the grant guidelines document linked below. If you need assistance with your application, contact a Regional Arts WA Project Officer now.

Key dates

  • Regional Artist Fellowships will close 5pm, Thursday 13 May 2021.
  • The eligible activity period is 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2023.
  • The Regional Arts WA Project Officer may provide feedback on one draft per applicant if requested providing drafts are submitted by Friday 30 April 2021.


You may apply if you are an independent established artist or arts worker who is:

  • Resident in Regional WA as determined by Regional Development Commission boundaries for a minimum of 12 months prior to application.
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) registered in Regional WA.

An applicant may also nominate a not-for-profit organisation or Local Government Authority as an auspice to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s grant if required. Auspice organisations are required to be based and registered in regional WA.

How to apply

When you have your project idea the next step is:

  • Read the Artist Fellowship Guidelines (under Links and Downloads below) to check eligibility and grant criteria.
  • Start your application online through Smartygrants.
  • If you need help with your application, contact the Regional Arts WA Project Officer via email (, on 1800 811 883 (regional freecall) or 08 9200 6210 now.

Links and downloads


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