Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
PROJECTS
Project case studies, past and present

Arts OutWest’s project work springs from our core business of supporting arts development in the region.

On this page:

  • Links to our over-arching strategic project focus areas
  • Case studies of projects past and present

We choose projects that sit well within our current strategic plan, that our small team has the capacity to deliver, and of course, that we can secure funding for! Some projects are driven by us, others we auspice or support in other ways.

Each of the projects – present and past – outlined in these case studies started life in conversations, connection making, asking questions, answering needs in our region. See our SERVICES page for the kinds of support and services we offer in our core program.

You’ll notice lots of common threads here. Even the very smallest projects often loop around and influence future projects, or bring together artists or organisations time and time again. You’ll also notice how many of these projects are partnerships or collaborations – we think this is a really effective way to work.

project focus areas
Martyn Cook plays harp at Oberon MPS. Photo: Carolyn Hide
ARTS & HEALTH

Award winning programs that integrate the arts into health outcomes.

Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery Hartley NSW photo Aleshia Lonsdale
ABORIGINAL ARTS

Creating showcases and opportunities for Aboriginal artists.

CULTURAL TOURISM

Showcasing the region’s arts and culture

Drums photo Arts OutWest
MUSIC INDUSTRY

Supporting a strong music industry in the Central West.

SMALL GRANTS

Micro Grants to support creatives and creative activity in the region.

Funding workshop with Arts OutWest. Photo Georgi Redfern
RESEARCH

Action research in-bedded in Arts OutWest arts and health projects

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Opportunities for building your practice and business

supported projects

Projects in the region we auspice or partner on.

current projects

Including projects and activities Arts OutWest is a partner on or supports as the auspicing body.

Salvage
Salvage

Supported 21-22: multi-arts response to bushfire recovery

Virtual Art Snacks
Virtual Art Snacks

arts experiences in aged care

Regional Futures
Regional Futures

State-wide, multi arts project,

CASP
CASP

Small grants for arts projects

While the World Waits 2022
While the World Waits 2022

Art exhibition responding to music

Live and Kicking
Live and Kicking

Live, local, music gigs

Condo Skyfest
Condo Skyfest

Supported 2021-22: Condobolin’s SkyFest

Hospital work
Hospital work

Ongoing: arts programming in hospitals

Aboriginal cultural tourism
Aboriginal cultural tourism

New Aboriginal cultural experiences

Culture Maps Central NSW
Culture Maps Central NSW

Online maps of arts and cultural experiences

Networks
Networks

Connecting creatives across our region

Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery
Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery

Work of regional Aboriginal artists

Rolling
Rolling

Researching arts in aged care

Media Associates
Media Associates

Photography team

 past project case studieS

A selection of case studies from just some of our recent projects. Including projects and activities Arts OutWest was a partner on or supported as the auspicing body.

Arts Restart Micro Grants
Arts Restart Micro Grants

Small grants to restart arts activity

While the World Waits Album
While the World Waits Album

Original music from the Central West

Kangaroo
Kangaroo

Supported 2021: new play premiere

Platform Arts Hub Blayney
Platform Arts Hub Blayney

Supported: gallery and community hub

Springboard
Springboard

2021: arts Business skills

Arts Restart Local Gigs
Arts Restart Local Gigs

2021: Gigs and venue support

Overcome
Overcome

2021: curated exhibition

Wattlegrove workshops
Wattlegrove workshops

2021: Art making for health space

JOY: Kids art for Trundle MPS
JOY: Kids art for Trundle MPS

2021: workshops, hospital exhibition

Art Restart
Art Restart

2021: regional boost

Hospital work
Hospital work

Ongoing: arts programming in hospitals

After the Fires
After the Fires

Supported 2020: exhibition and arts activities

Cowra Voices
Cowra Voices

Supported: Geolocative storytelling app

Garden of the Mind
Garden of the Mind

Supported 2019: Multi-arts mental health stories

OUTpost’s Romeo & Juliet
OUTpost’s Romeo & Juliet

Supported 2019: A touring schools theatre program.

Adverse Camber
Adverse Camber

2019: Welsh storytellers touring

Lingua Franca’s Routes
Lingua Franca’s Routes

Supported 2019: Play script development

Dementia Art Group
Dementia Art Group

2018: For People Living with Dementia and their Carers

FLOW Gallery, Arts Huddle
FLOW Gallery, Arts Huddle

2018: Contemporary art and a huddle of arts fans

Artstate Bathurst
Artstate Bathurst

2018: Part conversation, part arts festival.

SkyWriters Anthology
SkyWriters Anthology

Prose and poetry responding to the big sky

Hospital signage
Hospital signage

Hospitals adopt Aboriginal language signage

Lachlan Health Service
Lachlan Health Service

2015-2017: embedding arts into new hospitals

Wellbeing Projects
Wellbeing Projects

2017: Multi-arts approach to good mental health

Wiradjuri Constellations (Big Skies Collaboration)
Wiradjuri Constellations (Big Skies Collaboration)

Scott ‘Sauce’ Towney’s representations of Wiradjuri star constellations

Jemalong Art Programs
Jemalong Art Programs

Aged care art and dementia program

Men’s songwriting in Grenfell
Men’s songwriting in Grenfell

Songwriting for good mental health

Silos Project and Shearers Ballet
Silos Project and Shearers Ballet

Multi-layed community arts project

Miro
Miro

Supported 2016-17: short film

History Here
History Here

2017: Kids making history films

Colouring Books for Hospitals
Colouring Books for Hospitals

2017: colouring in book for patients, visitors and staff

Artshed
Artshed

Artists Run Initiative for artists with and without disability

Jimmy Little Gathering
Jimmy Little Gathering

2017: Celebrating the music and legacy of Jimmy Little

Medleko Meropa
Medleko Meropa

2015, 2016: Tour by South African performance group

Musicians in Hospitals Training
Musicians in Hospitals Training

2016: Pilot program training musicians to work in hospitals

The Artists and the Farmer
The Artists and the Farmer

Creating the ‘Siloscopes’ outdoor sculpture for Forbes Hospital

Rural Arts and Culture Symposiums
Rural Arts and Culture Symposiums

2014-15: Conversations about how and why we make arts and culture

Portfolio Project
Portfolio Project

2014: professional development sessions for creatives

Focus on Young People
Focus on Young People

2011-15: arts skills and participation of young people

Spread the Word
Spread the Word

2012-14: Aboriginal health