73 arts projects will share in more than $1.5 million in the second round of Regional Arts Fund Project Grants for 2023.

Nagula Jarndu Designs, “Country on Cloth”, 2023. First Nations models Ben Phillips, Joel Ryman & Dion Parriman modelling the 'Manawan', 'Hill Country' & 'Yarrinyarri' men's shirt range at Gantheume Point, Broome. Photo credit: Michael Torres.
Nagula Jarndu Designs, “Country on Cloth”, 2023. Recipient of a 2022 Regional Arts Fund Project Grant. First Nations models Ben Phillips, Joel Ryman and Dion Parriman modelling the 'Manawan' (eucalyptus miniata) 'Hill Country' and 'Yarrinyarri' (bush onio

We know that investing in our regional artists and arts organisations is critical to a vibrant arts sector that reflects our Australian identity. That’s why we’re pleased to support 73 arts projects sharing in more than $1.5 million through the second round of Regional Arts Fund Project Grants for 2023.

This funding will support arts projects that increase important employment and professional development opportunities for regional and remote artists.

Funded projects include:

  • Ballina, New South - Sprung News Final Stage Development and Presentation - Sprung Ensemble and eight emerging d/Deaf and disabled artists will present creative response to the aftermath of the 2022 Northern NSW floods.
  • Kingaroy, Queensland - Grant Writing for the Arts: Rural Roadshow - Six free grant writing workshops will be delivered for creative practitioners, artists, and arts groups, through a roadshow across six local government areas.
  • Loxton, South Australia - River Murray Connections mural - River Murray Connections is an innovative collaborative project between celebrated local artist Jarrod Loxton and experienced Ngarrindjeri artist and educator Shane Karpany.
  • Launceston, Tasmania - Stompin 2024 Major Project - A new contemporary dance and site-specific performance project, Outsiders, will explore young Tasmanians’ relationship with the geography of their island home.
  • Lorne, Victoria - Sculpture Plus Program - Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2024 - Set along the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road on Gadubanud Country, the program is suite of activities aimed at connecting the Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2024 with local artists and communities.
  • Margaret River, Western Australia - New Narratives: Personal development program for new and emerging authors - The program will provide eight opportunities for new and emerging authors, culminating in the creation and delivery of a writer’s workshop in the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival 2024 program.

The Regional Arts Fund ensures there’s a place for every story, and a story for every place, which is a key pillar of the National Cultural Policy, Revive.

The Regional Arts Fund is managed on behalf of the Australian Government by Regional Arts Australia and delivered in partnership with regional arts organisations in each state and territory.