Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Regional Arts Fund


The latest round of the Regional Arts Fund has been announced with three projects in the NSW Central West due to benefit (and they might just have the three best project titles ever).

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund provides approximately $3.6 million per year to support artists and communities in regional and remote areas across the country.

As announced by the Australian Government (Office for the Arts) today this is the December 2021 funding round that will support projects in 2022. 19 projects in NSW have been funded.

The projects in the NSW Central West are BMEC’s Fast Cars & Dirty Beats, Wiradyuri conceptual artist Amala Groom’s How to play bridge’ and Cementa’s professional development program So hot right now now now.

RAF funding coming to the NSW Central West:

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre $30,000 for Fast Cars & Dirty Beats

Bathurst Regional Council T/A Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre is undertaking an arts and community capacity building project considering Mt Panorama/Wahluu. The project engages community and professional artists to develop a site-specific work to celebrate the famous Mountain and their relationship to it.

Amala Groom $20,000 for How to play bridge

Bathurst-based Wiradyuri conceptual artist Amala Groom will perform ‘How to play bridge’, a full-scale live performance work to premiere at the Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, Carriageworks in 2022.

Cementa Incorporated $30,000 for So hot right now now now

Cementa Incorporated will host ‘So hot right now now now’, a creative and professional development opportunity for eight regional artists, resulting in a group exhibition at Firstdraft, Sydney in September/October 2022.

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The program is managed by Regional Arts Australia and organisations in each state and territory (in NSW this is Regional Arts NSW).

IMAGE: Development and lantern making for the Fast Cars and Dirty Beats project, Bathurst NSW.