Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

 ARTS outwest 

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

4 free workshops for creatives

March 23 Lithgow. March 24 & 25, Bathurst. Monica Davidson from Creative+Business will be in the region to deliver three fun, informative workshops: Networking tips for creatives, Pricing for creatives, Diversify your creative income.

project highlights

While the World Waits Exhibition
While the World Waits Exhibition

Art exhibition responding to music

Virtual Art Snacks
Virtual Art Snacks

arts experiences in aged care

Fast Cars
Fast Cars

Supported: new theatre

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


Additional funding for Orange Regional Conservatorium

We are pleased to announce that the Orange Regional Conservatorium has been successful in achieving $195,000 under the NSW Government’s Creative Capital Minor Works and Equipment Round 2, for ‘Equipping the Future: Percussion and Pianos for Orange’s New Conservatorium’. 

ARTS opportunities

Ian Potter Cultural Trust
Ian Potter Cultural Trust

Closes 27 April 2023. Grants of up to $15,000 will support emerging artists working across the spectrum of the arts to undertake professional development opportunities.

ClubGRANTS (Bathurst)

Closes Friday 21 April 2023. Bathurst Regional Council invites community organsations to apply for funding from the 2023 ClubGRANTS Scheme.

Gulgong Arts Prize

Closes midnight, 29 May 2023. Gulgong Arts Council is thrilled to announce the return of our annual art competition on the June long weekend of 2023.

Lachlan Valley Art Awards

Entries close: Friday 7 April 2023. Non-acquisitive and open to artists living within 100 km from Cowra including Young, Boorowa, Grenfell, Parkes, Forbes, Bathurst, Orange and Canowindra.

2023 Community Heritage Grants (CHG)

General applications close Monday 8 May 2023. Through cash grants of up to $20,000, this wonderful program supports non-profit community organisations to preserve and manage Australian cultural heritage collections.

Calling Millthorpe Artists

For Easter 2023 exhibition. Millthorpe Creative Arts is calling for artists from Millthorpe and surrounds. Contact 0400 140 973

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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