Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
Opportunities from the NSW Central West and beyond for creatives, makers and communities

From exhibition and artist call outs to residencies, training and more. See what opportunities are on offer from our region and beyond.

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$10,000 Carstairs Prize

Applications close 17 October 2021. NAVA is delighted to announce the 2021 Carstairs Prize has been given a boost from $3,000 to $10,000 to support socially-engaged arts practice.

Screenwave International Film Festiv

Closes 12 October 2021. Seeking entries for its Nextwave youth film competition! Young Australians aged 10-25 are welcome to enter a short film of 5 minutes or less, featuring 2021’s item – a pineapple.

2022 Portland Art Prize

Closes 4 February 2022 for March 22 exhibition. The Portland Art Purchase Society would like to formally announce the 2022 Portland Art Prize theme is:  WELL WORN.

HomeGround Website Banner

Closes 29 October. Applications are now open for Western Plains Cultural Centre’s Homeground 2021 professional development program designed for emerging regional artists.

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JOB: Project Manager with Regional Arts Network

Closes 17 September. The role will oversee the development and delivery of a program that will provide opportunities for regional artists, curators, and key partners to take part in a regional discussion across the 14 RADOs in NSW.

Cementa Call Out

NOW CLOSED. Closes 15 September. To mark the passing of their would-have-been-amazing 2021 festival, Cementa is hosting The Spirit of ’21, a two day digital event. They are calling for all kinds of digital content for the new online event.

Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships

Closes 19  September. Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships are awarded annually to writers who have a work of fiction, creative non-fiction, a play, or a suite of poems that is ready for the next stage of development.

Bathurst Art Fair Calling for Entries

Entries close 17 September. Artists from across the region including Bathurst, Lithgow, Oberon, Blayney, Cowra, Orange, Mudgee and the Blue Mountains are encouraged to submit up to two (2) artworks  in any medium including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and…