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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

ARTS outwest 

We promote, educate, facilitate and advocate for arts and cultural development across the NSW Central West.

Brewing Ballads

TARANA starts Friday 12 July 2024.  Join us for storytelling and songwriting workshops in July & August! Your stories will then be transformed into a musical snapshot of the region. Hosted by Rural Adversity Mental Health Program – RAMHP.

Going Outback with MusicNSW

In June our executive director Kylie jumped in the car with our Music NSW regional coordinator Sophie Jones to explore and network in the Outback Arts region with the team there.

Music NSW Sound Advice

MusicNSW has launched Sound Advice, a series of free online events from 10 July – 21 August designed to unlock the secrets to successful touring.

Watch: ’50 years of Arts OutWest’ a short film (4mins)

Watch our 2023 annual review as a short video

project highlights

Clear Filters
Plinth Show
Plinth Show

Showcasing Central West artists

Brewing Ballads
Brewing Ballads

Supported 2024: Wellbeing and music

Dog Puppet
Dog Puppet

Fluffy: Aged care therapy dog puppet

Submit your arts, heritage and cultural event listings to the online What’s On


Central West Comedy

Former Factory Espresso Orange owner and operator of Factory Espresson Comedy Nick Gleeson, handed the cafe over and has launched Central West Comedy.

Kandos Museum Master Plan launched

On 18 June His Excellency, the Governor General of Australia, together with Her Excellency Mrs Hurley attended a special event at Kandos Museum for the launch of the facilities’ Master Plan.

ARTS opportunities

Young Archie Central West 2024

Closes: 1 September 2024. Budding artists from Central West NSW between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archie Central West 2024 competition.

Regional Arts Fund

Closes 16 August 2024. The Project Grants funds high-quality arts projects benefiting regional or remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities.

Applications now open for the Regional Arts Fund 2024

Closes Friday 16 August 2024. Projects must be based or delivered in regional NSW, and the arts or cultural focus of the project can include visual arts, circus, dance, film, literature, music, theatre, puppetry, digital media and cross-art-form works.

Chifley Band

Join now. Bathurst City & RSL Concert Band are thrilled to announce the launch of the Chifley Band!

Ian Potter Creative Fellowships

Closes: 25 August 2024. Two Fellowships will provide unrestricted, tax-free grants of $200,000 over two years to individual Australian artists, creatives, and cultural leaders.

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Explore culture in our region

As the regional arts development organisation we work across the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin.
Image credits on the front page: Helen Carpenter; Peter Gumpert.

Arts OutWest acknowledges the traditional owners of the country on which we work, the Wiradjuri / Wiradyuri people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their custodians past, present and emerging.

working hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 Hrs
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

we are here

Phone: 02 6338 4657

Building 1454,Research Station Drive (off Browning St), Charles Sturt University Bathurst Campus