We promote, educate, facilitate and advocate for arts and cultural development across the NSW Central West.
MusicNSW leads regional music development with seven Regional Music Officers. Patrick Coomey, who also works as Arts OutWest’s Music Industry Development Officer, will be the Central West RMO.
Supported by a 2020 Arts OutWest Micro Grant, Bathurst Theatre Company’s audio series ‘Blokes Don’t Talk’, produced with radio 2MCE, is now available as a podcast.
2020 was a challenging year for so many but one where Arts OutWest honed our strengths and delivered really worthwhile support and advocacy for the region.
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REGIONAL news & opportunities
Closes 24 October or when exhausted. Leg Up Grants are quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums throughout NSW.
Closes 20 JUNE. Create NSW is calling for expressions of interest for the UK/Australia Season, with up to $500,000 up for grabs to support NSW arts companies and organisations to share their works to the UK in 2022.
Create NSW has developed protocols to give guidance and direction to the sector when working with Aboriginal artists, cultural practitioners and communities.
The Cad Factory, Western Riverina Arts and the Spencer Family are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Joyce Spencer Textiles Fellowship worth $4000.
Take part in the Australia’s largest regional arts gathering, being presented this year alongside Junction Arts Festival in Launceston, from September 1-3.
A quick survey about what you need from Regional Arts NSW.
Semester two dates: 20 July – 6 December 2021 in the Central West.
Exhibition to June 12. Now on at the Cowra Regional Gallery is the wonderful regional art exhibition the Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards 2021 showcasing 100 artworks by 61 artists based within a radius of 100 klms from Cowra.
Updated 27 May. Here’s a good list of upcoming funding options for all kinds of arts and cultural projects.
Cowra Civic Centre has announced a program of theatre, comedy, dance, world and classical music, workshops, feature films, world cinema and documentary screenings including Australian and international artists.
15 June, Dubbo. Attention songwriters! A full day for songwriters who want to dig a bit deeper and make new connections, and learn from top Australian musical talent including Gordi, L-FRESH the LION, Sally Seltmann, Ilan Kidron and Alex Lahey!
Closes 8 August for exhibition September 15 – 25, 2021. Submit 3 artworks for consideration – finalists will be exhibited at the gallery in a group exhibition.
Closes 19 July 2021 | $25,000 National Painting Prize | Entries Now Open | Exhibited at Cowra Regional Art Gallery.
The festival takes place 11/12 September and 18/19 September when thousands of daffodils are in bloom in the parks and gardens.
Submissions close 20 August. Mudgee and regional NSW’s largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition – Sculptures in The Garden – is on again for its 11th year. Exhibition 9-10 October 2021.
Congratulations to Wayne Miles ~ winner of the 2021 Forbes Shire Council Heritage Art Competition Aquisition Prize for his contemporary interpretation of the well-known ambrotype photograph of Ben Hall.
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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.