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 will open at midday Tuesday 8 March 2022 and CLOSE 5PM THURSDAY 21 APRIL 2022 for projects happening June-Dec 2022. This year the program will be directly managed by the RADOs (Arts OutWest will manage the program for our region). Read the guidelines and start an application
- 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.
A very special project Arts OutWest has supported with Create NSW Arts Restart funds (2021) is coming 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.
O’Connell musician Kris Schubert used a 2021 Arts Restart Micro Grant to run the first of a series of delightful outdoor music performances in the village on the first weekend of May.
Sunday 16 May 2021, Orange Botanic Gardens. Orange-based Dirt Lane Press launches the latest picture book by Orange writer Margarete Lamond with an installation story walk.
May 22 & 23. The Bathurst-based community choir is rehearsing a new show for May, entitled “Music for a While”. Proudly supported by the NSW Government’s Arts Restart funding and Arts OutWest.
May 7-9, Bathurst. Carillonists and bellringers from around the country, together with the absolute best local adult and school bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles. Supported by an Arts OutWest Micro Grant.
NOW CLOSED. Closes 14 May. Calling young artists. Veritas House (Bathurst and Orange) Veritas Youth Art Project coincides with Youth Homelessness Matters Day and the 40th anniversary of Veritas House. Supported by an Arts OutWest Arts Restart Micro Grant with…
From the 90 applications we received, Arts OutWest has been able to fund 27 grants to the value of $36,340.
Fri 30 April – Sun May 2, BMEC. Streaming the Sydney Writers’ Festival Live plus a great local program of regional writers.
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.