Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
cultural tourism
Showcasing the region’s culture to tourists and locals.

Cultural tourism development in the NSW Central West region is one of the key strategic focus areas of Arts OutWest.

In our strategic plan we aim to:

  1. Create material that showcases the region’s culture to tourists
  2. Create partnerships with providers and promoters of tourism
  3. Partner on events and projects that provide outcomes in building cultural tourism
  4. Create networks that support cultural tourism
Culture Maps Central NSW

In 2020 we launched Culture Maps Central NSW – arts and culture maps for finding public art + heritage + galleries + shopping for handmade + aboriginal experiences + arts and cultural events in vibrant Central NSW.


The Culture Maps Central NSW website is a partnership with Central NSW Joint Organisation of Councils and Regional Development Australia Central West with active support from the tourism teams at each local council.

Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery is a partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Other project partners listed in case studies below.

Current projects & activities
Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery
Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery

Work of regional Aboriginal artists

Culture Maps Central NSW
Culture Maps Central NSW

Online maps of arts and cultural experiences

Aboriginal cultural tourism
Aboriginal cultural tourism

New Aboriginal cultural experiences

Latest news & updates

July school holidays 16 frid
What’s On in the school holidays

July school holidays are MASSIVE in the Central West when it comes to arts, heritage and creative activities.  We’ve been busy loading all the activities to our online WHAT’S ON.

How to submit events to What’s On

Did you know? You can submit your Central West NSW* arts and cultural events online for promotion. It’s free. What’s On is the online place to find all the local arts happening – from festivals to exhibitions, performances, music gigs…

Regional Arts Culture State portal

RADO Network: A new collaborative web portal hosts links to RADO built websites across the state offering a variety of information for visitors, from culture maps to creative directories of artists, to local events, artist profiles and even linked social media accounts.

past project case studies

A selection of past projects and activities that focused on or crossed into Cultural Tourism.

Cowra Voices
Cowra Voices

Supported: Geolocative storytelling app

Platform Arts Hub Blayney
Platform Arts Hub Blayney

Supported: gallery and community hub

contact our team members
Kylie Shead headshot 2
Kylie Shead
Executive Director


Maryanne Jaques
Communications Officer

(14hrs per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday in school hours)

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Aleshia Lonsdale
Aboriginal Arts Development Officer

Aleshia works remotely from around the region