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 happening in the region each year.

Looking for the ongoing or regularly open museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art? They’re all covered at our Culture Maps Central NSW. Explore it here

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EOIs close: The Inland Sea of Sound 2021 Central West artist call out

Fri December 11

The Inland Sea of Sound music festival is planning to go ahead from the 24th to the 28th of February 2021 but in a much smaller, CovidSafe format in town in a mixture of indoor and outdoor venues. We are now calling for Expressions of Interest from musicians living in the Central West of NSW.

Applications Close for Zonta Orange annual Arts Scholarship for Young Women School Leavers

Tue December 22

ORANGE. The Zonta Club of Orange Marj Johnson Arts Scholarship for young women entering tertiary education in 2021 is open for applications.

Call Out: HERE/NOW

Sun 3 January 2021,

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Artists from across the Central West are invited to submit artwork for our annual community exhibition HERE/NOW.

2021 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Entries Open

Wed 17 February 2021, - Fri 23 April 2021,

ORANGE. The Banjo Paterson Writing Awards were established in Orange in 1991 and each year we host the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards to honor this great Australian writer. Entries open 17 February 2021 & close 23 April 2021

Applications close: Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize

Fri 19 February 2021,

FOR CABONNE SHIRE RESIDENTS. The Annual Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize is an annual art prize and exhibition that aims to foster a sense of identity, pride and place in Cabonne.

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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.

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