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:

  • The NSW Government’s annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP). The 2022 round will open in the second half of 2021.
  • 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.

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Micro Grant Stories: Gooloogong Mural

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…

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Micro Grant Stories: Veritas Art Project

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…

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Micro Grant Stories: Just One Bee Story Walk

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.

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Huge response to Micro Grants

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.

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Arts Restart Micro Grants Program

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.

Micro Grant stories: Speak Up!

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.

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