Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund 2022

Applications for the Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund are now closed

Applications close 5pm AWST Thursday July 21, 2022.

Image Credit: Freighting Ideas exhibition There Were Moments of Transformation opening event at Ningaloo Centre, Exmouth, September 2020. Image courtesy Ningaloo Centre.


The purpose of the Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund (PRGIF) is to support the RETB and arts activities through improvements and upgrades to eligible public arts and cultural galleries in regional Western Australia. It aims to strengthen the capacity of regional public galleries by enabling minor or major scale upgrades, and RETB activity and program support.

Funding Objectives

Funding distributed through this program is intended to support and achieve the following objectives:

  • improve the quality of arts and cultural infrastructure in regional WA;
  • contribute to the long-term sustainability of arts and cultural galleries in regional WA;
  • improve galleries’ ability to receive art works requiring environmental and security conditions, such as the State Art Collection.

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from public regional galleries that meet the following criteria:

  • are located in regional Western Australia;
  • are operated, owned or leased by a regional LGA or not-for-profit organisation with a non-statutory base. NB: funding cannot be used for staff wages in LGA galleries;
  • either own or have a lease on an eligible gallery for at least 10 years from the date of the PRGIF funding application;
  • not currently be in receipt of Royalties for Regions funding for infrastructure projects;
  • have a space within the building devoted to the exhibition of works of art and available to the public;
  • have the capacity to engage with audiences and host activity in the space(s);
  • in the case of multi-purpose or co-located facilities, demonstrate that the upgrades are intended to support delivery of arts and cultural activity;
  • are hosts of programmed, planned and funded visual and cultural arts activity and can demonstrate this in the application.

While public galleries do not need to be currently involved in RETB activity to receive funding, those participating in RETB activity will be prioritised.

How much can I apply for? 

Upgrades & Support

$2,500 to $25,000 (excluding GST) 

Within your budget there must be an applicant contribution of 10% – 20% of total upgrade cost (at least 10% in cash, not in-kind). 

The value of funding sought should reflect: 

  • the scale and complexity of the upgrade project;
  • potential benefits for the gallery and community;
  • potential contribution to the growth and sustainability of visual arts touring circuits in WA;
  • and/or potential employment opportunities for regional artists and arts workers. 

PRGIF 2022 Handbook
Google Application Form Here

For full details and more information about the application process, please read through the Applicant Handbook.

Applications close 5pm AWST Thursday July 21, 2022.


If you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact:
Gemma Weston
Telephone (08) 9335 6011
Monday – Thursday | 8am – 4pm



This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.