Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

Got an event to add? Email us artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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Arts OutWest Online Funding Workshop

Fri July 31 at 10:30 am

FREE for people in the Arts OutWest service area

Navigate your way through the new Regional Arts Fund offerings at these free briefing sessions, delivered by Arts OutWest executive director Tracey Callinan.
Bring along your project ideas to talk through at the Zoom workshop. 

Cost: FREE

TO REGISTER: email artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Guidelines for 2020 – 2021 are now available for you to review, ahead of applying for funding.

The Regional Arts Fund aims to meet the strategic priorities of: support participation in, and access to arts and culture in regional and remote Australia. It will be done by providing funding that encourages sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities.

This year, The Regional Arts Fund will also deliver The Recovery Boost – an additional and one-off funding amount of $10million as part of the Australian Governments’ Relief and Recovery Fund.

RAF Recovery Boost will be offered in three phases, to provide short (Relief), medium (Recovery) and long-term (Renewal) support to regional artists, arts organisations and communities heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The regular round of RAF is still running too. Applications close August 21, 2020.

The following is an overview of each of the RAF Funding Categories for 2020 – 2021:

Artists applying for the RANSW facilitated Regional Arts Fund and RAF Recovery Boost programs must be based in regional NSW. Each application will then be assessed by a detailed assessment criteria.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Regional Arts Fund 2020 – 2021 Guidance Materials: NSW, for detailed information about each grant type and to find out more about how to apply.


Fri July 31
10:30 am
FREE for people in the Arts OutWest service area
Event Categories:


Arts OutWest
02 6338 4657


Visual arts, Music, Theatre, Craft, Dance, Circus / physical theatre, Literature, Photography, Screen, Textiles, Multi-Arts, Heritage, Other, Aboriginal culture

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media.  Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

For event promoters: If you are sending event details to Arts OutWest to promote through our Whats On (or likewise publishing events on social media) please only send us images you have permission to use. See our fact sheet on copyright infringement.