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)
- 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)
- A 2021 round of Arts Restart Micro Grants opens on Tuesday 2 March and closes 5pm Monday 22 March. This makes use of funds from the NSW Government’s Arts Restart package. Details below under news.
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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.
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.
Country Arts Support Program: Eight local groups will share $23,812 in funding for small arts projects in 2021
T.Arts Gallery in Bathurst have welcomed two new artists to the fold via an assistance grant from Arts OutWest.
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.
A school and community project using weaving to brighten a town.
Cowra Vocal Ensemble used an Arts OutWest Micro Grant to take their weekly choir practices online, continuing to sing together even when they can’t be together.
A simple plan really: the Carcoar-based visual artist used a Micro Grant to purchase materials to get started on her next exhibition. She got a bit more.
‘Visual artist Penny Banks found that a small bit of seed funding and good advice can go a long way.
Small things, big impact. Being a young dancer is tough when Covid cancels your classes. Parkes School of Dance used a Micro Grant to keep students engaged.
Lithgow group Out On A Limb saw Micro Grants as an opportunity to create vibrant new community art during Covid-19 restrictions.
Cowra musician and music teacher Mary-ann Wright was another artist in the region who made use of a Micro Grant to update equipment and move her practice online.
Orange-based natural fibre weaver Lanny MacKenzie got her hands on some new tech to help document her art practice when other plans had to change.