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:

  • 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.
  • 2022: The NSW Government’s annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP). The 2022 round has closed and the recipients have been announced.
  • 2021: A 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. Read more about the 2021 round.
  • 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). Read more about the 2020 round.

Make sure you subscribe to our enews for announcements of future small grants.

current programs

These small grants programs are currently active.


Small 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.

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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.

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CASP Stories: Carillon Spring Recital

Bathurst’s Carillion is more than a war memorial – it’s a rare but fully functioning instrument. Bathurst’s carillonists will present a series of three special concerts in October, thanks to a Country Arts Support Program grant.

CASP Project update: Yarn the Mountain

The CASP funded project Yarn the Mountain, in Kandos, is off to a great start…. Hanging out near the warm fire in WAYOUT Artspace, playing with wool, having a chat, making things and new friends – sounds truly wonderful.

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Kylie Shead
Executive Director


Steven Cavanagh
Communications Officer

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Maryanne Jaques
Communications Officer

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