Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

 ARTS outwest 

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

FLOODING across Central West NSW: If your arts, artisan, cultural, heritage/ museum premises, business, organisation, studio, workspace or facilities have been impacted by flood or water please let Arts OutWest know as we are coordinating information with state government and peak bodies and looking at response options. Please email us or phone us on 02 6338 4657.

Live & Kicking wraps up

67 shows. 75 acts. 21 venues. Just over 12 months of live, original music across the NSW Central West. We recap our HUGE music industry support project and look ahead across the region.

SongMakers Lithgow and Parkes

Mon 16 & Tues 17 January in Lithgow. Weds 18 & Thurs 19 January in Parkes. The search is on for aspiring musos to be part of a new music industry mentoring program touring regional NSW this summer.

Josie Laver
Live & Kicking comes to Molong

Saturday 10 December, 12-3pm, Wildflower Cafe Molong. In response to recent events in the Central West we’d like to bring two talented artists to Molong for people to take time out catch up with friends over some good tunes

WTWW_Instagram tile_Bridget Thomas
While the World Waits Exhibition in Oberon

Opens Saturday 3 December, 2-4pm.   Arts OutWest will showcase some of the region’s most exciting visual artists as they each respond to original music reflecting on the challenging and changing times over the past two years.

project highlights


Small grants

Live and Kicking
Live and Kicking

Live, local, music gigs

While the World Waits 2022
While the World Waits 2022

Art exhibition responding to music

Like to support Arts OutWest? Make a tax deductible donation to the Arts OutWest Cultural Fund!


Public Art Toolkit

Create NSW have designed a comprehensive online toolkit for public art, providing best practice guidance in policy, commissioning, construction, and engagement with artists.

ARTS opportunities

New Orchestra in Central West

A new youth orchestra is now accepting applications for their 2023 program. Creator Jessica Westcott said: “In 2023 the Overture Youth Orchestra will have its inaugural program of events. We are so excited to bring together some of the most…

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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