Arts OutWest is a service organisation rather than a funding body – but we do administer some annual small grants programs:
- 2022: The NSW Government’s annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP). The 2022 round has closed and the recipients have been announced. A 2023 round will open late 2022.
- 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.
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These small grants programs are currently active.
news & case studies
Stories from activities and artists that have been supported by CASP, Micro Grants or other small grants coordinated by Arts OutWest.
Things have been firing up (sorry) in Condo with Lachlan Arts Council’s project to teach young women pottery skills.
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.
Closes 30 September 2022. CASP funds will support a two-week artist residency in Orange, one of two major prizes for artists in this program that celebrates landscapes.
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.
With the support of CASP funding a week of visiting author talks, writing workshops and literary fun will run September 15-18.
Join Leanne Wicks of Songlark Studio Kandos and learn a simple yarn project and yarn to others, monthly over four weeks starting August.
Do you love to sit by the fire and knit or crochet? Do you love a cuppa and a catch up? Community performance project FAST CARS & DIRTY BEATS is calling all crafters to join in to create set and…
From film script development to using yarn to make social connections, nine arts projects across the NSW Central West will share $17,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s annual County Arts Support Program (CASP).
A very special project Arts OutWest has supported with Create NSW Arts Restart funds (2021) has come to fruition
NOW CLOSED. Closes 21 April 2022. Arts OutWest is calling for people with exciting small local arts projects in mind to apply for the Country Arts Support Program (CASP).
Last week Arts OutWest got to see the works created through the 40th Anniversary of Veritas House project with young artists and their mentors.
Artist Julie Williams used a 2021 Arts OutWest Micro Grant for a commissioned catalogue essay written by photographer Sally McInerney to accompany her upcoming project ‘Smother’. It’s a fascinating project.
5 – 21 November 2021. The premier of the final collaborative artwork produced with internationally renowned environmental artist Mandy Martin, before her death in July this year.
2MCE and Bathurst Theatre Company’s ‘Blokes Don’t Talk’ named a finalist in two categories of the CBAA Community Radio Awards. The project was supported by an Arts OutWest Micro Grant in 2020.
Gooloogong is a small town between Cowra and Eugowra. With help from a teacher who is also an artist they will soon have a bright new community mural. This project was supported by Arts OutWest and the NSW Government through…
To celebrate Veritas House’s 40th anniversary four young Central West artists aged 12 to 25 were teamed up with local professional artists to develop and create artworks. This project was supported by Arts OutWest and the NSW Government through Arts…
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.