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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
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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

600 pins
Culture Maps reaches 600 places

A MILESTONE! Culture Maps Central NSW has reached 600* places pinned to the interactive maps. Visit to see public, art galleries and studios, heritage and museums, shopping for handmade and Aboriginal experiences.

The Ramblings: A photographer’s road trip

We sent photographer Carolyn Hide on a road trip to capture a few images of local culture – but she found so much more. Carolyn is one of our team of talented Media Associates Arts OutWest has been sending out…

past project case studies

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

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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
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Nicola Mason
Projects and Communications Admin
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Kylie Shead
Executive Director
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Maryanne Jaques
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Aleshia Lonsdale
Aboriginal Arts Development Officer