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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
Occasional small grants offered or coordinated by Arts OutWest.

Arts OutWest is a service organisation rather than a funding body  – but we do administer some annual small grants programs.


  • 2024: round of the Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is scheduled to open 12 October 2023 and close Thursday 9 November 2023 at 5pm for projects in 2024. See the 2024 guidelines.
  • 2023: a round of Micro Grants to support creatives impacted by floods and natural disasters. See below.
  • 2023: The NSW Government’s annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP). The 2023 round has closed and the recipients have been announced.  Project stories can be seen on this page.

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current programs

These small grants programs are currently active.

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Micro Grants 2023
Micro Grants 2023

Small recovery grants

news & case studies

Stories from activities and artists that have been supported by CASP, Micro Grants or other small grants coordinated by Arts OutWest.

CASP stories: Building a Song in Portland

Funded by the Country Arts Support Program (CASP), Gabrielle Bates was joined by regional artists, vocalists and performers activating The Foundations in Portland through this extraordinary experiment in sound.

Country Arts Support Program

NOW CLOSED. Arts OutWest’s 2024 round the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program will open at 12noon on Thursday 12 October and close 5pm Thursday 9 November 2023.

CASP Stories: Building a Song in Portland

Open rehearsal Sun 1 October. Artists search for the voice of The Foundations.  This September regional artist Gabrielle Bates will be joined by 40 regional artists, vocalists and performers to activate The Foundations in Portland, NSW.

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CASP Stories: Dunera Boys music to be performed

A new collaborative project between Orange Regional Museum, Orange Regional Conservatorium and Nicole Forsyth (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) will shed light on newly rediscovered music composed by WW2 internee Max-Peter Meyer and performed by the ‘Dunera’ boys.

Funding workshop with Arts OutWest. Photo Georgi Redfern
CASP Funding Workshops

2 November, Parkes. 16 November, online.  Find out how to apply for Country Arts Support Program (CASP) funding in the NSW Central West and get advice on your application.

Contact our team members

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Kylie Shead
Executive Director


Maryanne Jaques

(Mon, Tues, Thurs in school hours)