Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

 ARTS outwest 

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


Live & Kicking: Robbie Mortimer

Friday 4 Feb, 6pm. Agrestic Grocer Orange. Arts Out West and The Agrestic Grocer present Meet The Songwriter Sessions featuring  artists from The Central West telling the stories behind their songs.  This first session features Orange local Robbie Mortimer.

Becoming a Creative Kids provider

Creative Kids vouchers: have you considered getting your business or organisation involved? We look at how they work, changes  happening in 2022 and tips for using them in your business.

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Live & Kicking: Andy Baylor

Due to the current Covid situation, Andy has cancelled all his gigs for January. We will try to reschedule Andy’s Live & Kicking gig at another time in 2022. We thank everyone for their patience in these interesting times.

3 project highlights

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

Live and Kicking
Live and Kicking

Live, local, music gigs

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


Forbes Arts Society on the ‘GO”

Forbes Arts Society has made its decision on the contractors for the new build at the former ambulance station. The contractors, Regional West Construction will commence work in mid-January.

Creative Capital Program

60 NSW cultural infrastructure projects supported through Round 1 of the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program, including some super exciting success for five Central West organisaitons.

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TfNSW – Site Activate

NOW LIVE: SITE ACTIVATE is a guide for communities to utilise and repurpose non-operational rail infrastructure located in NSW for arts and cultural engagement through placemaking.

ARTS opportunities

Textures of One

Closes 11 Feb 2022. Textures of One is Platform Arts Hub Blayney’s annual small art prize for local artists within 100km radius of Blayney NSW. This year’s theme, ‘Light and Shade’ is open to interpretation through all art mediums.

Youth Textures of One

Closes 11 March 2022. Calling for entries! Youth Textures of One is Platform Arts Hub Blayney’s annual small art prize for young artists in school within 100km radius of Blayney NSW.

NSW Event Saver program

Ends 30 Sept 2022. Apply ASAP. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open. Financial support to organisers of major events cancelled or significantly disrupted as a direct result of Public Health Orders (PHO).

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.

Young Archie Competition

Closes 9 Feb 2022. Cowra Regional Art Gallery invites young artists between the ages of five and 18 to paint a portrait of someone special to them and submit an entry to the Cowra Young Archie Competition.

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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