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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.

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Helping Hands

Tuesday 24 October, 1-3pm, Forbes. A free workshop to help arts, heritage and creative groups find and keep volunteers.

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Talking about your website

Tuesday 24 October, 9.30am-1.30am, Molong. A free workshop with CreativePlusBusiness for anyone in the creative sector who knows they need to make their website better.

BackRoads Touring

Two of the four Arts On Tour Backroads tour funding recipients are from the NSW Central West: Congratulations Sam Paine (Mudgee) and Jude Bowler (Gulgong).

For Our Elders NAIDOC Art Exhibition

9 – 20 September at The Oberon Library & Community Centre. Celebrate the Aboriginal Artists from around our region, with work curated by Arts OutWest Aboriginal Arts Development Officer Aleshia Lonsdale.

project highlights

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Virtual Art Snacks
Virtual Art Snacks

arts experiences in aged care

Yaganda Bulabul
Yaganda Bulabul

arts project to create healing environments

Something Happened Here
Something Happened Here

Schools based history and storytelling

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


Nerida Cuddy’s UK tour

Canowindra Folk singer/songwriter, Nerida Cuddy, has just returned from her first UK tour, starting in Scotland and finishing in Southampton, southern England, at the end of August.

Oz Premiere of While the Men are Away

Sunday 24 September. To celebrate the upcoming release of Orange-set WW2 drama series While The Men Are Away, See Saw Wines, Orange Open Air and Arcadia are bringing the Australian premiere of the series home to Orange for a night…

ARTS opportunities

Boundless Indigenous Mentorship

Closes 26 November 2023. Presented by Writing NSW and Text Publishing.  The prize was established in 2019 to discover and nurture a powerful new Indigenous voice in Australian literature.

Creating a community pottery group

Saturday 21 October 2023, 11am. Orange. Calling all potters and ceramic artists in the Central West NSW. Do you want to be part of a community pottery group? Here is your chance!

Regional Songwriting Contest

Workshops 16 September. Entries close 2 October. Show 11 November. The Regional Songwriting Contest returns for another year and BMEC are looking to unearth new and exciting talent from the Central West of NSW.

NAVA: $10,000 Carstairs Grant

Closes 22 October 2023. The Carstairs Grant aims to support socially-engaged art projects that embrace participatory and collaborative experiences and bring participants into active dialogue with the artist/s in order to involve audiences beyond the art community.


Closes 20 October 2023. A dedicated exhibition space within the WPCC Gallery, enabling emerging regional artists living and/or practicing in the Central West Region of NSW to focus and expand their skills under the guidance of a professional gallery

Volunteer Grants Program (Calare electorate)

Closes 22 September, 2023. The latest round of the Volunteer Grants Program is open for eligible not-for-profit community organisations, with $66,225 being allocated to the Calare electorate for the region’s wonderful volunteers!

Hidden Treasures

For October 13-14. CALLING FOR DONATIONS! Hidden Treasures is an art sale fundraising event for Friends of the Orange Regional Gallery (FORG) where anyone can donate artworks – professional, amateur, novice and emerging artists.

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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