Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

 ARTS outwest 

We promote, educate, facilitate and advocate for arts and cultural development across the NSW Central West.


Music for Home

We made music a focus in our August issue of Artspeak enews, including some local music suggestions for you to explore and enjoy, right now, at home, here they are.

3 project highlights

Culture Maps Central NSW
Culture Maps Central NSW

Online maps of arts and cultural experiences

Virtual Art Snacks
Virtual Art Snacks

arts experiences in residential aged care


Supported 2021: new play premiere

Like to support Arts OutWest? Make a tax deductible donation to the Arts OutWest Cultural Fund!

REGIONAL news & opportunities

Creative Partnerships: 2021-22 Plus1 Matched Funding

Closes 5 August. Open to small to medium not-for-profit arts organisations, Plus1 provides the opportunity to attract new donors, build valuable relationships and boost fundraising skills, with up to $25,000-$50,000 in matched funding available, depending on the size of your organisation.

Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program

Round 1 closes Wednesday 18 August 2021. Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of artforms and disciplines.

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Mindyarra Rail Facility Art Project

Closes 30 July. Orana Arts are seeking Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal artists to take part in the development and installation of artworks at a major site currently under construction in Dubbo.

RAF Quick Response Grants

The next RAF 2021-22 Quick Response Grant round will open on July 1st at 9:00am. There are some significant changes to this program, please read the guidelines carefully.

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Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Project Grants

Closes 23 August.  There are some significant changes to this program so please read the guidelines carefully. They are detailed as the RAF has moved to national guidelines that are the same for all states and territories participating in this program.

Artlands 2021: Program announced

Over three days in September, Artlands 2021 on lutruwita land, Launceston will enable a series of exchanges and help to enhance a creative ecosystem which is interconnected and integrated across Country, communities and art forms.

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Explore culture in our region

As the regional arts development organisation we work across the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin.
Image credits on the front page: Helen Carpenter; Peter Gumpert.

Arts OutWest acknowledges the traditional owners of the country on which we work, the Wiradjuri / Wiradyuri people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their custodians past, present and emerging.

working hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 Hrs
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

we are here

Phone: 02 6338 4657

Building 1454,Research Station Drive (off Browning St), Charles Sturt University Bathurst Campus