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:

  • 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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current programs

These small grants programs are currently active.


Small grants for arts projects

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: 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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CASP funding now open

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).

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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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