We believe that 25 million Australians are better off when the 8.8 million Australians who live outside of the metropolitan cities are creative, productive and thriving individuals, contributing their unique perspectives to the national identity and making Australia a more culturally diverse nation. To better support the 8.8 million Australians in regional, remote and rural Australia, we need more resources.
To do this, Regional Arts Australia is calling for an increase of at least $2 million per year to the Regional Arts Fund. This will enable more support, better outcomes and stronger communities across Australia.
We need your support. We need you to energise your communities and let our elected representatives know that regional arts matter and that the RAF deserves to be increased.
Ways to get involved:
Contact the Minister for the Arts, Shadow Minister for the Arts and your local member and let them know that regional arts matter and that the RAF deserves to be increased. Download template letters from the Regional Arts Australia website.
Share your support for Regional Arts on social media. Download GIFs and images from the Regional Arts Australia website and use the hashtags #regionalarts #vote1regionalarts and #thinkremotetogetourvote
If you would like a Vote 1 Regional Arts pack sent out for you to proudly display and distribute, send Regional Arts Australia an email and they will pop one in the post for you. Each pack includes postcards, badges and bumper stickers.