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 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.
Young people in Lake Cargelligo got their hands on ceramic making materials with an Arts OutWest Micro Grant.
Viviana Hamilton develops programs to engage people living with dementia (in the community) in a safe, enjoyable social environment at the regional gallery.
Writer and literacy consultant Paul Stafford tapped into Micro Grants to further develop the materials for the excellent History Here schools program.
Local Lithgow Aboriginal group Barrinang received a Micro Grant to work with Ngumpie Weaving to deliver an online session to participants and to mail out materials.
Canowindra singer/ songwriter Nerida Cuddy has spent the last few months sharing new songs online, with the support of a Micro Grant.
Celtic harpist Martyn Cook used an Arts OutWest Micro Grant to buy equipment to move teaching online and to create a site featuring soothing harp music.
Internationally acclaimed, Central West visual artist Mandy Martin put her Micro Grant towards materials and freight for her 2021 Freemantle Biennale project.
An Arts OutWest Micro Grant has contributed to the development of a gallery space as part of a wellness business in Grenfell.
Announced: the recipients of $21,000 in micro-grants to assist individuals and organisations in our local arts community during the Covid-19 crisis.
Country Arts Support Program 2020: Seven Central West NSW groups will share $18,911 in funding for small arts projects.
Arts and culture in regional NSW will continue to shine with an outstanding line-up of creative projects fast approaching thanks to over $259,000 in funding from NSW Government.