Welcome to our 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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

It’s free to submit your local events

For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

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Submission party: NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy

Thu 24 August at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

You’re invited to an Arts OutWest Submission Party to shape a regional response to the NSW Policy for the Arts and Cultural sector.

Submissions are now open to help shape the NSW Policy for the Arts and Cultural sector.

You’re invited to an Arts OutWest Submission Party to ensure our region contributes with a wide variety of voices to this historic policy.

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT, VIA ZOOM. We’ll send you a Zoom link before the meeting.



Register for the Arts OutWest Submission Party (1 hour, via Zoom): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/submission-party-nsw-arts-culture-and-creative-industries-policy-2-tickets-698184136547

Read the Discussion paper prepared by Create NSW ‘A New Look at Culture’ (5 pages)(LINK BELOW)

Bring your thoughts and ideas.

You can make a written, audio or video submission and/ or have your thoughts included in the Arts OutWest regional submission.


The policy framework – and the format of our submission party will consider these three core questions:

  1. A new look at people: How can we create better, more inclusive pathways and support for practitioners in the arts, culture and creative industries?
  2. A new look at infrastructure: How can we create and improve sustainable access to spaces, programs and other support for all aspects of artistic and cultural activity?
  3. A new look at audiences: How can we grow local, national and international audiences for cultural experiences, for the benefit of our community and the broader economy?

And your thoughts on the following questions:

  • Where should the NSW Government focus the greatest effort and resources?
  • What barriers can the NSW Government remove to unlock the full potential of arts, culture and the creative industries?
  • What does NSW do well?
  • What can NSW do better?
  • What’s your big idea?

Can’t make this meeting? We still encourage you to review the discussion paper and make a submission.

All submissions are due 31 August 2023.


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

Event promotors are asked to only include their own original images / images that they have permission to use / copyright free stock images. For more information see our fact sheet on Using Images For Promoting Events (if you can’t see this link look under ‘Opportunities’ then ‘Resources’).