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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Live and Kicking: Dave Webb Band

Sunday 5 December, doors 2pm for 3pm show. Little Alberts at The Victoria BATHURST. Time to get loud for our Sunday Sessions with crowd favourite Dave Webb joined by a band.

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Vote for us

Vote by Nov 30. An e-poster about our Virtual Art Snacks program is in the #WHRN2021 Research Symposia ePoster comp.

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!


James Sutherland
Emerging Artist Profile

Born and raised in Orange, James Sutherland is a singer songwriter, whose earliest memories of music come from his mum and dad playing Keith Urban’s albums while cooking dinner, while he and his siblings would just sit and listen.

Opening of extended Orange Regional Gallery

Celebration event Friday 3 December, 6.30pm.  The extension project includes a new 270 square metre contemporary gallery with ground-breaking lighting design, a 74 seat gallery theatre, a new state-of-the art storage and conservation area and refurbishments to existing spaces.


This is STILL one of the most popular things we get asked at Arts OutWest. Who teaches ceramics? Who supplies materials?  Who has kilns? What groups are there? Here’s an updated local list.

Sculpture in the Gardens prize winners

Mudgee until 21 November. Sculptures in the Garden 2021 is officially underway. The $25,000 Sculptures in the Garden and Mid-Western Regional Council Acquisition Prize went to ‘Ahead’ by Harrie Fasher (Portland)

ARTS opportunities

Jobs: Regional Futures Project

Expressions of Interest are being sought for a First Nations Curator (EOI  closes 15 Dec), a Brand Identity role (Proposals close 13 Dec), and a Website Development role (Proposals close 13 Dec) for the state-wide Regional Arts Development project.

Q Theatre Lab 2022

Closes 8 December 2021. Q Theatre has been making work for more than 50 years. Based at The Joan in Penrith, we offer audiences a chance to see theatre that has been provoked, inspired or exploded out of our local…

RAF Cultural Tourism Accelerator

Various closing dates from Dec 2021 – 10 Jan 2022. The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program is a $5 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package, which will enable arts organisations to…

Cowra Open Space Legacy Public Art Mural Project

Closes 6 December 2021. Cowra Council has been successful in receiving grant funding under the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program to commission a number of public art mural projects in the Cowra Shire Local Government Area, in Central Western NSW.

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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