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.

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Indigenous Tourism Fund

Closes 14 June 2022. The Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business funding round aims to increase the number of Indigenous-owned tourism products available in the market.

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CASP funding now open

NOW CLOSED. Closes 21 April 2022.  Arts OutWest is calling for people with exciting small local arts projects in mind to apply for the Country Arts Support Program (CASP).

Community Heritage Grants

Closes 2 June 2022. The CHG program offers cash grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations including historical societies, regional museums, archives, galleries and libraries.

NSW Performing Arts Relaunch Package

Funding will cover eligible performances from 19th September 2021 to 30th April 2022. From Create NSW. The aim of this package is to relaunch the performing arts sector in line with the NSW Government roadmap to recovery.

NSW Event Saver program

Ends 30 Sept 2022. Apply ASAP. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open. Financial support to organisers of major events cancelled or significantly disrupted as a direct result of Public Health Orders (PHO).

RAF Cultural Tourism Accelerator

NOW CLOSED. Final round closes10 Feb 2022. A $5 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package. It will enable arts organisations to promote and develop cultural events for tourists across regional…

Building Better Regions Fund (round 6)

NOW CLOSED. Closes 10 February 2022. The Round Six Infrastructure Projects Stream supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas.