The Morrison Government has today announced 73 recipients across regional and remote Australia that will share in almost $1.9 million through the Regional Arts Fund Recovery grants.


The funding will be delivered under the $10 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government in 2020 as part of the Relief and Recovery Fund.


Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Tony Pasin MP, Federal Member for Barker today congratulated Headspace Berri as one of the successful recipients.


“I am pleased to announce Headspace Berri has received $37,635.00, for its project The Future of Here (and Now), through the Government’s Regional Arts Fund Recovery grants, enabling them to assist our community to heal and rebuild through the arts,” Tony Pasin said.


“Headspace Berri’s youth reference group members will be mentored in creative engagement processes by local and guest artists, in a project designed to build a cohort of current and future leaders with skills in artistic collaboration, creativity and community building. The project will bring Riverland young people into conversation with local and guest artists to embed creative practice, processes and perspectives into community recovery and mental health strategies, particularly in relation to the isolation and impacts of COVID-19.”


Minister Fletcher said it was great to see the Government’s Regional Arts Fund continuing to support recovery for artists and communities following the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and last summer’s bushfires.


“This grant round was extremely competitive with strong demand across Australia. I am pleased to see a diverse range of Arts projects receiving much needed funding that will support their local communities.


“We know our regional and remote communities have been hit hard this past year, and these new projects will support their economic, social and cultural recovery,” Minister Fletcher said.


Funded projects will provide opportunities for artists and arts workers to cultivate creative community engagement in Indigenous communities, provide opportunities for digital upskilling, and develop new workshops and capacity-building programs.


For more information about the Regional Arts Fund and to view the full list of Recovery grant recipients visit:



Media contacts:

Minister Fletcher:

Imre Salusinszky | 0432 535 737 |


Tony Pasin MP:

Anna Hawkins | 0439 651 016