Arts OutWest is a service organisation rather than a funding body – but we do administer some annual small grants programs.
- 2023: a round of Micro Grants to support creatives impacted by floods and natural disasters. Open through to 5 June 2023. 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.
In pictures: The Wildflowers Sat 20 May, Cowra. Jon Wilby and Andy Nelson Sun 21 May, Millthorpe.
Open through to Monday 5 June 2023. 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.
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.
The Corner Store Gallery Orange have announced the judges for their inaugural Regional Landscape Prize of 2022. A residency opportunity connected to the prize will be supported through the Country Arts Support Program.
Things have been firing up (sorry) in Condo with Lachlan Arts Council’s project to teach young women pottery skills.
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.
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).
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