Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
Funding opportunities for arts and creative activities
Arts OutWest is a service organisation rather than a funding body (although we do administer some annual small grants programs).
  • We provide advice and information about arts funding (phone, email, in person)
  • We help connect people in our region to funding opportunities
  • We assist people to navigate funding applications
  • We write letters of support for applications
  • We run funding and grant writing workshops
  • We can auspice (financially manage) funding for suitable groups and artists. See our auspicing policy.

Below are some of the latest arts funding opportunities available to people in our region. Follow us on Facebook for opportunities as soon as they become available.

Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program

Round 1 closes 29 August 2022. Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of artforms and disciplines.

Regional Arts Fund

Closes 15 August 2022.  The Project Grants will fund high-quality arts projects benefitting regional or remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities.

Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1

Applications close Thursday 4 August 2022 at 5pm. Plus1 is our dollar-for-dollar matched fundraising program, designed to boost the fundraising efforts of small to medium not-for-profit arts organisations.

Blayney Community Financial Assistance

Closes 10 August. Applications for Community Financial Assistance are NOW OPEN! If you’re part of a community group which needs extra funding for an event or project then this fund is for you!

Leg Up Grants

Closes 30 October 2022 or when funds are exhausted. Quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums throughout NSW.

2022 Transport Heritage Grants

Closes 9 August 2022. It aims to help the NSW community rediscover the culture, events and people that shaped transport over the past 160 years, as well as assist with the restoration and conservation of NSW’s valuable heritage assets.

Ian Potter Cultural Trust

Closes 6 September. Considering international professional development?  Grants support emerging artists of any medium to undertake travel and develop their practice.