Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

 ARTS outwest 

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


In-line with the NSW-wide stay at home orders the Arts OutWest team are currently working from home and our Bathurst office is closed.
Please email us ( or leave a voice mail message (02 6338 4657) and we’ll call you back.  Individual staff contacts can found here.
Stay safe everyone!
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Createability Internship Program

Opens 20 Sept. Closes 18 October. Createability Internship Program for NSW artists and practitioners with disability is calling for applicants for 2021/2022. Arts OutWest has been approved as a potential Host Organisation for this program.

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Culture Maps Central NSW
Culture Maps Central NSW

Online maps of arts and cultural experiences

Virtual Art Snacks
Virtual Art Snacks

Technology connecting arts & aged care

While the World Waits
While the World Waits

Original music from the Central West

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

REGIONAL news & opportunities

$10,000 Carstairs Prize

Applications close 17 October 2021. NAVA is delighted to announce the 2021 Carstairs Prize has been given a boost from $3,000 to $10,000 to support socially-engaged arts practice.

Screenwave International Film Festiv

Closes 12 October 2021. Seeking entries for its Nextwave youth film competition! Young Australians aged 10-25 are welcome to enter a short film of 5 minutes or less, featuring 2021’s item – a pineapple.

2022 Portland Art Prize

Closes 4 February 2022 for March 22 exhibition. The Portland Art Purchase Society would like to formally announce the 2022 Portland Art Prize theme is:  WELL WORN.

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Closes 29 October. Applications are now open for Western Plains Cultural Centre’s Homeground 2021 professional development program designed for emerging regional artists.

Create NSW Theatre Fellowships

Closes 16 September. Calling all theatre practitioners, writers and composers! Applications are open for two theatre Fellowships designed to help emerging and established NSW practitioners develop new works under the professional mentorship of renowned theatre companies Griffin Theatre Company and…

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Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners

Three incredible writers haven made history by becoming the first joint winners in the Short Story Section of the 2021 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards and impressive writing featured in the ABC Radio Children’s Awards.

Calleen Art Award announced

Cowra Regional Art Gallery is proud to announce the finalists for the prestigious Calleen Art Award 2021 acquisitive painting prize. Open to artists across Australian the Calleen Art Award received 407 entries and 47 artists have been shortlisted as finalists.

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Local arts ONLINE

Looking for online activities, tours, exhibitions or workshops? We’ve compilied a list of things happening internet-side across the region.

Elizabeth Rogers farewells RANSW

After 15 years of amazing service Regional Arts NSW CEO Elizabeth Rogers is moving on. Elizabeth is taking her considerable skills, abilities and experience to the Canberra Glassworks, where she is taking up the position of CEO.

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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