We provide regional arts development for the NSW Central West.
We are a regional non-profit, incorporated organisation, and part of a state network of 14 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs) collectively providing arts and cultural development across regional NSW.
The regional arts development program began in the Central West in 1974.
OUR VISION AND VALUES
Vision: A region with an active and exciting arts and culture sector featuring high-quality work contributing to the sense of regional identity, a strong creative economy and socially cohesive communities who are able to access arts and culture to interpret, express and explore.
Values: Professional; Inclusive; Innovative and inspiring; sustainable and good value.
AOW has identified 6 goals, derived from our mission statement, plus strength in leadership and management. A set of KPIs is attached to each of these goals.
what we do
Arts OutWest offers support to individuals, organisations, businesses, community groups, councils and others living in or making creative work in the NSW Central West. Our core services are generally free. We also develop, partner or support regional projects.
where WE WORK
We service 12 local government areas of the NSW Central West.
HOW WE WORK
As a small team with a large region to service, Arts OutWest works to a program of activities as laid out in our strategic plan. Alongside our core services, our current strategic areas of work – the areas we particularly focus on – are: Arts and health, Aboriginal arts, and cultural tourism. Due to Covid-19 industry downturns we have also identified music industry support as a strategic area of work for 2021-2022.
ARTS & HEALTH
Arts OutWest is an independent incorporated association, under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009.
Arts OutWest has two levels of governance: the Committee of Management (to be known as The Board) and the Advisory Council.