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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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.
October and November saw the final Country Arts Support Program funded activities for 2023 wrap up. So much creativity, play and joy in all of them.
Saturday 11 November & 2 December, Portland. Be guided to mould clay into a vessel by artists TC Overton and Annabel Mason in these workshops with a wellbeing focus.
Responding to requests in their community Lachlan Arts Council ran a specialised, multi-generational workshop in china painting.
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.
Opens Sunday Oct 29 at noon. Brenda Stace Chat’s exhibition of ‘Piano Pieces’ will be opening at Cowra Micro, the new community-run art space at Cowra Railway Station.
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.
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.
Playback Kandos is an art project that invites you to listen to a narration of an object and then translate it into material form, join the workshop on Saturday 26 August.
In pictures: The Wildflowers Sat 20 May, Cowra. Jon Wilby and Andy Nelson Sun 21 May, Millthorpe.
Still open, contact us. Arts OutWest are offering micro grants to arts, heritage and creative industries practitioners, groups and businesses impacted by floods or other natural disasters.
The popular Millthorpe music event returns from May 2023, with a hand from the Country Arts Support Program.
Artists of Cowra East launch a new album by ‘The Wildflowers’ on May, the first of a new series of arts events to bring community together.
On Sunday 19 February a full day of poetry, prose, music and song was held at the Banjo Paterson Museum at Yeoval.
Using CASP funding Weddin Shire Council have been able to add Indigenous Narratives to the Light Up the Night event Saturday 18 February 2023 in Grenfell.
A day of Music, Poetry, Prose and Bush Stories at the Banjo Paterson…more than a Poet Museum on Sunday 19 February 2023.
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.
Hands-on workshops, live music performances, indigenous stories told with drone lighting, playful interpretations of museum collections. Ten arts projects across the NSW Central West will share $17,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP).
The new Regional Landscape Prize opens at The Corner Store Gallery Orange on Friday 11 November with presales open from 8 November. The artist-in-residence part of this project is supported by the Country Arts Support Program.
In CASP funded projects this year participants across Kandos, Bathurst and beyond have knitted a large flock of 70 + galahs and a myriad of colourful flower hub-caps.
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.