NOW CLOSED. Arts OutWest’s 2024 round the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program will open at 12noon on Thursday 12 October and close 5pm Thursday 9 November 2023.
Get planning your application:
You can preview the application form ahead of the opening date, follow the link in the guidelines.
CASP funding online workshops
What is CASP?
CASP is devolved funding of the NSW Government managed locally across regional NSW by the 15 regional arts development organisations.
CASP funds the payment of artists and arts workers to create or work on arts activities. Grants of up to $3000 are available.
CASP funding is a valuable way to generate exciting and creative new arts activities in our communities,” Arts OutWest executive director Kylie Shead said. “This funding is about employing artists and making opportunities for people across our region to access a diverse range of arts and culture.”
Funded activities could include (but are not limited to) arts or heritage based workshops, classes, performances, installations, exhibitions, tours, screen / film making, writing or composition, development of new work, tours or talks, artist-in-residence programs, recordings or podcasts, experimental arts, and new arts activities attached to festivals or events – as long as they have some element of public outcome.
The funding is open to individuals, groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts businesses and councils in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
There is a total of $17,000 available in the 2024 round of funding.
There were ten projects funded by CASP in the Central West in 2023 – ranging from a poetry performance in Yeoval to experimental music in Portland, a porcelain painting workshop in Condobolin, an album launch and an exhibition in Cowra, historic music brought back to life in Orange, Carillion tours in Bathurst, folk music concerts in Millthorpe, indigenous stories in a drone show in Grenfell, and a quirky audio storytelling project at Kandos Museum.
How to apply
Arts OutWest’s 2024 round the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program will open at 12noon on Thursday 12 October and close 5pm Thursday 9 November 2023.
How to apply
Check the 2024 guidelines. (You can preview the application form ahead of the opening date)
As always it is a requirement that you discuss your application with Arts OutWest before submitting and application.
Contact us: 02 6338 4657
IMAGE: Building a Song in Portland, supported by a CASP grant in 2023. Photo: Alan Sadlier for Arts Outwest.