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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The exit interview: Patrick Coomey

After two fantastic years working on music development including the While the World Waits album and the Live & Kicking program, Patrick will be moving on (and out of the region). 🙁

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CASP Stories: Dunera Boys music to be performed

A new collaborative project between Orange Regional Museum, Orange Regional Conservatorium and Nicole Forsyth (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) will shed light on newly rediscovered music composed by WW2 internee Max-Peter Meyer and performed by the ‘Dunera’ boys.

project highlights


Small grants

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

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



Pledge a Dot is an initiative to secure the future of Regional Arts Australia. The campaign seeks to raise $1 million towards our ongoing support for the arts in Regional Australia.

Allegri Singers reach out to the region

Following a successful performance of their concert program Almost Christmas at the Uniting Church in Bathurst, the ensemble reprised the program the following week at St. Raphael’s Church in Cowra. Now they reaching out to new members to join.

ARTS opportunities


Idea submissions and attendance EOI closes 5pm 13 March 2023. As RAA lead up to the 3-day gathering held at the National Gallery Australia on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country (in Canberra) on 6 – 8 September 2023, there are a few…

Scene Shift Residency
Scene Shift Residency

EOIs close 1 March 2023.This residency program gives a regional artist studio space and accommodation in the Sydney CBD and gives a Sydney artist studio space and accommodation in rural NSW.

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Liddell WORKS: Artist Residency Program

Closes Friday 24 February 2023.  All forms of creative – painters, sculptors, videographers, sound artists, ceramicists, blacksmiths, performers, glass blowers, photographers and musicians – are invited to apply.

Job: Manager Cowra Civic Centre

Applications Close: 5pm Sunday 26 February 2023.  Cowra Council is seeking applications for a highly motivated and suitably qualified individual to fill the position of Manager – Cowra Civic Centre.

Lithgow area photographers

Lithgow District Chamber of Commerce is looking to build a database of local photographers and videographers of various levels that businesses can use for events and marketing.

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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