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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Huge response to Micro Grants

Copy of Micro grants 2021 number recevid
Applications for Arts OutWest’s Arts Restart Micro Grants have now closed and the response from across the region was huge: 90 applications (87 eligible)! That. Is. A. Lot.

Arts OutWest received 87 eligible applications with a total ask of $114,612.

The huge response to Arts OutWest’s 2021 Arts Restart Micro Grants illustrates both the need for support for the region’s creatives and a renewed drive within the community for arts activity in the wake of COVID-19 challenges.

The assessment panel will meet over the next two weeks (end of March) and announcements of recipients will be made after that (early April).
Arts OutWest was offering a total of $24,000 for small grants to ‘restart’ arts practice and activity in the NSW Central West. Grants of up to $1000 for individuals, groups and businesses and up to $2000 for broader community activities were available. The grants are funded through the NSW Government’s Arts Restart package.
Whilst obviously we can’t fund everything we’re also looking at other ways to support applicants or hook people up with funding opportunities.