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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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 mission is to promote, facilitate, educate and advocate for arts and cultural development for communities of the NSW Central West.


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.

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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.

Leadership: AOW is a leader in arts and cultural development, acting as the peak body in the region to provide advice and assistance in the area.

Promotion: AOW conducts a media and promotions program that encourages participation in arts and cultural activity and which celebrates the success and diversity of the sector in our region.

Facilitation: AOW actively facilitates projects that demonstrate good or best practice, builds networks and creates links with other sectors.

Education: AOW provides opportunities for arts education across different levels including professional development, industry knowledge, and hobbyist participation.

Advocacy: AOW is an effective advocate for the region’s arts and cultural sector providing a voice at regional, state and national levels.

Management: AOW is run as an efficient and sustainable organisation, accountable to our members our supporters and our stakeholders.

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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.


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. Below is a short video overview of what we do and the work we did in 2022.

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core services


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 Committee.


Core program

Aboriginal arts development program

Our 12 contributing local councils

Supporting partner

Arts and Health Partner

Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery partner