Regional Arts Fund (RAF)

Office for the Arts, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Décrivez les principales caractéristiques de la politique/mesure: 
As reported in Australia’s previous Quadrennial Periodic Report, the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. RAF provides A$3.6 million per year in funding for people living in regional, remote and very remote communities to undertake arts projects, professional development for artists and arts workers, and strategic projects. RAF is delivered on behalf of the Australian Government by Regional Arts Australia, regional arts organisations or state government arts agencies. RAF supports projects that target a range of disadvantaged demographics including people with disability, young people, women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and older Australians. As an example, in 2020 the Australian Government committed A$84,604 to a project that invested in the long-term development of regional artists and supported regional practice, Indigenous artists and emerging artists. The project aimed to assist in community recovery through creative practice, following damaging drought and bushfire seasons in Australia in 2019-2020. The project built new connections, generated exchange and allowed regional artists to explore and share the experiences and resilience of impacted communities in regional and remote Australia.
Quels sont les résultats atteints jusqu’à présent grâce à la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure ?: 
RAF continues to increase participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by: • encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities; • developing partnerships and networks which leverage support for projects and encourage ongoing collaboration; • developing audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts; and • increasing employment, professional development opportunities and profile of regional and remote artists.
Ressources financières allouées à la politique/mesure en dollars américains: 
US$2,700,000 (A$3,600,000) annually
Partenaires engagés dans la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure : 
Nom du partenaireType d'entité
Regional Arts Australia
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Regional Arts New South Wales
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Regional Arts Victoria
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Regional Arts Victoria
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Flying Arts Alliance Inc
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Regional Arts Western Australia
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Country Arts South Australia
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
RANT Arts Ltd
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Darwin Community Arts
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Secteur public
La mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure a-t-elle été évaluée ?: 
Si oui, quelles sont les principales conclusions/recommandations ?: 
The 2016-2020 RAF funding cycle was extended for a further year to 2020-2021 to provide certainty for the regional arts sector during the COVID-19 crisis and enable the rapid delivery of the additional A$10 million provided to the program in 2020. The program is being reviewed further in 2020-2021 and changes will be implemented for the next funding cycle commencing 1 July 2021. The program will be further streamlined to achieve a level of national consistency, whilst still allowing flexibility for each jurisdiction to customise delivery of the program to meet the needs of the regional arts sector in that jurisdiction.