Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

 ARTS outwest 

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

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What’s On in the school holidays

July school holidays are MASSIVE in the Central West when it comes to arts, heritage and creative activities.  We’ve been busy loading all the activities to our online WHAT’S ON.

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Our showcase of regional arts in Mudgee

Opening event Friday 1 July at 6pm. In Conversation  Saturday 2 July at 2pm.  Join us in Mudgee for the While the World Waits opening, an afternoon in conversation and bookable meetings with our executive director.

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Live & Kicking: Nerida Cuddy

Sunday 26 June 4pm at The Bling Pig Sound Lounge and Cocktail Bar Orange. Presented by Arts OutWest. Nerida is a songwriter whose songs have been connecting with people from all walks of life for over 25 years.

project highlights

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

Virtual Art Snacks
Virtual Art Snacks

arts experiences in aged care

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


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Come Grazing Down the Lachlan this September

Beneath the gum trees, alongside a tranquil river – the scene is set for an epic long lunch embedded in nature. Celebrating its fourth year in 2022, Grazing Down the Lachlan returns to the banks of the Lachlan River in Forbes…

NSW Museum Strategy Survey

Closes 24 June 2022. Create NSW is surveying the museum and heritage sector to obtain your unique perspectives and insights in relation to the challenges facing the sector.

ARTS opportunities

Ian Potter Cultural Trust

Closes 6 September. Considering international professional development?  Grants support emerging artists of any medium to undertake travel and develop their practice.

MitCon 2023 Scholarships

Open 27 June. Closes 26 August 2022. Scholarship students are able to get financial assistance towards the cost of their lessons and performance opportunities within MitCon and beyond.

Calleen Art Award 2022

Closes 25 July 2022. Cowra Regional Art Gallery. Entries are now open to the prestigious Calleen Art Award for original paintings in any style or subject (there is no theme) using traditional paint mediums.

Back Creek Art Show

Entries open 1 August for exhibition October 22-24 at Olde Bridge Gallery, Newbridge. Prize money. Still life + open art (any media) + photography sections.

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Machattie Lane | Public Art Expression of Interest

Closes 10am 28 June 2022. Bathurst Regional Council are seeking an Expression of Interest from suitably qualified Artist to produce, design and install Public Art in the Bathurst Town Square precinct as part of the Bathurst Streets As Shared Spaces…

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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