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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NOW CLOSED. Sumissions close November 20. Gang Gang Gallery Lithgow are holding an art fair and calling out for local work.

2021 BRAGS Art Fair Online

NOW CLOSED. Closes 17 October 2021. Artists from the Bathurst Regional Council district and surrounding areas including the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon, Blayney, Cowra, Orange and Mudgee are invited to participate in the 2021 Bathurst Art Fair online.

$10,000 Carstairs Prize

NOW CLOSED. 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.

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

RDA Central West Photography Competition

NOW CLOSED. Closes 24 September. ‘There’s no place like home’ is this year’s theme for Regional Development Australia Central West’s photography competition. Applications are now open with applicants encouraged to capture the essence of their hometown.

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JOB: Project Manager with Regional Arts Network

NOW CLOSED. 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.

Buy From The Bush Big Break

NOW CLOSED. Closes 11 October 2021. The inaugural Buy from the Bush Big Break Competition is a pitching competition for rual business owners, entrepreneurs and anyone who is sitting on an idea and just need a little push to make…

Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships

NOW CLOSED. 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

NOW CLOSED. 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,…

Lithgow Primary School Art Competition

NOW CLOSED. Closes 17 September. Lithgow City Council is proud to present the 2021 Primary School Art Competition. They want to know how you ‘Get Grubby’ to help the planet and reduce waste.