Arts OutWest is a service organisation rather than a funding body – but we do administer some annual small grants programs:
- The NSW Government’s annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP)
- In 2020, in response to Covid-19 impacts on our industry we ran a Micro Grants round of 23 small grants (just over $21,000 total)
- A 2021 round of Arts Restart Micro Grants using funds from the NSW Government’s Arts Restart package, the Australian Government’s IVAIS and Arts OutWest’s own funds. Applications closed 22 March 2021.
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news & case studies
Stories from activities and artists that have been supported by CASP, Micro Grants or other small grants coordinated by Arts OutWest.
Orange-based not-for-profit publishing house Dirt Lane Press used a Micro Grant to create a story walk to launch and promote their new children’s picture book ‘Just One Bee’ by Margrete Lamond, Anthony Bertini, and Christopher Nielsen.
Forbes Arts Society’s first ever one-day artists studio trail was a great success, with thanks to an Arts OutWest Arts Restart Micro Grant.
Supported by a 2020 Arts OutWest Micro Grant, Bathurst Theatre Company’s audio series ‘Blokes Don’t Talk’, produced with radio 2MCE, is now available as a podcast.
Sunday 6 June 2021. Embark on an adventure behind the Forbes Shire art scene. A Forbes Arts Society project proudly supported by Arts OutWest and the NSW Government’s Arts Restart.
O’Connell musician Kris Schubert used a 2021 Arts Restart Micro Grant to run the first of a series of delightful outdoor music performances in the village on the first weekend of May.
Sunday 16 May 2021, Orange Botanic Gardens. Orange-based Dirt Lane Press launches the latest picture book by Orange writer Margarete Lamond with an installation story walk.
May 22 & 23. The Bathurst-based community choir is rehearsing a new show for May, entitled “Music for a While”. Proudly supported by the NSW Government’s Arts Restart funding and Arts OutWest.
May 7-9, Bathurst. Carillonists and bellringers from around the country, together with the absolute best local adult and school bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles. Supported by an Arts OutWest Micro Grant.
NOW CLOSED. Closes 14 May. Calling young artists. Veritas House (Bathurst and Orange) Veritas Youth Art Project coincides with Youth Homelessness Matters Day and the 40th anniversary of Veritas House. Supported by an Arts OutWest Arts Restart Micro Grant with…
From the 90 applications we received, Arts OutWest has been able to fund 27 grants to the value of $36,340.
Fri 30 April – Sun May 2, BMEC. Streaming the Sydney Writers’ Festival Live plus a great local program of regional writers.
Applications for Arts OutWest’s Arts Restart Micro Grants have now closed and the response from across the region was huge: 90 applications (87 eligible)! That. Is. A. Lot.
NOW CLOSED. Closes 22 March 2021. Arts OutWest is offering grants of up to $1000 for individuals and groups and up to $2000 for community activities to ‘restart’ arts practice and activity in the region.
Country Arts Support Program: Eight local groups will share $23,812 in funding for small arts projects in 2021
T.Arts Gallery in Bathurst have welcomed two new artists to the fold via an assistance grant from Arts OutWest.
Lucy Kirk runs performing arts activities for kids. Her Arts OutWest Micro Grant allowed her to build an online poetry and drama writing competition for regional kids.
A school and community project using weaving to brighten a town.
Cowra Vocal Ensemble used an Arts OutWest Micro Grant to take their weekly choir practices online, continuing to sing together even when they can’t be together.