Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Cowra Radio Dramas Pitches Due

Fri September 25

COWRA. Radio Drama is currently making a bit of a comeback in Australia (it never went away in the UK) and Cowra Civic Centre is going to produce 5 or 6 new radio plays to add to this growing national collection. We are looking to collaborate with 5 or 6 writers from the Central West region of NSW to commission radio dramas that will be between 20 and 30 minutes long each

Call for entries closes: Arts Revival Festival

Fri September 25

PARKES. As part of the festival an art exhibition will be held from 14 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 in the Coventry Room and we invite all artists, photographers, potters, sculptors and creators to contribute a piece to the exhibition.

Applications close: Country Arts Support Program 2021

Tue September 29

NSW. Small grants for local arts projects. Applications close Tuesday 29 September 2020.

Sharp Short Dance Festival Heats

Mon October 26 - Sat November 21

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Sharp Short Dance, Sydney’s most exciting youth dance festival, offers the best young dancers and choreographers from across NSW the opportunity to showcase their talent to a panel of industry professionals and compete for a variety of prizes and awards.

Applications close: Recovery Boost – RAF Recovery Grants

Thu October 29

REGIONAL ARTS FUND. Recovery grants are designed to meet the medium-term recovery needs of artists, organisations and communities. Projects in this program should focus on activities that assist in recovery from bushfire, drought, and/or the impacts of COVID-19.

The Corner Store Gallery 2021 Proposals Now Open

Mon November 30

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. The gallery is looking for exhibitions, popups and workshops,  Applications showing a comprehensive body of work with high quality photos will be considered.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media.  Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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