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Reminder: Small Arts Grants Closing Soon

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

Arts OutWest

Applications close on November 9 for Arts OutWest’s annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP), a small funding round supporting arts activities in the NSW Central West.

CASP funds the payment of artists and arts workers to create or work on arts activities. Grants of up to $3000 are available.

Funded activities could include (but are not limited to) arts or heritage based workshops, classes, performances, installations, exhibitions, tours, screen / film making, writing or composition, development of new work, tours or talks, artist-in-residence programs, recordings or podcasts, experimental arts, and new arts activities attached to festivals or events – as long as they have some element of public outcome.

The funding is open to individuals, groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts businesses and councils in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

There is a total of $17,000 available in the 2024 round of funding. Arts OutWest will run a second free online information session on Monday 6 November at 5.30pm. Book via Eventbrite or the Arts OutWest website.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 9 November 2023.

To apply you must discuss your idea with Arts OutWest before submitting an online application. Read the full criteria at and contact Arts OutWest on 02 6338 4657 or

The Country Arts Support Program is a devolved funding program of the NSW Government through Create NSW, delivered locally by the state’s 15 regional arts development organisations.

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