Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

 ARTS outwest 

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


In-line with the NSW-wide stay at home orders the Arts OutWest team are currently working from home and our Bathurst office is closed.
Please email us ( or leave a voice mail message (02 6338 4657) and we’ll call you back.  Individual staff contacts can found here.
Stay safe everyone!
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Createability Internship Program

Closes 18 October. Createability Internship Program for NSW artists and practitioners with disability is calling for applicants for 2021/2022. Arts OutWest has been approved as a potential Host Organisation for this program.

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Culture Maps Central NSW
Culture Maps Central NSW

Online maps of arts and cultural experiences

Virtual Art Snacks
Virtual Art Snacks

Technology connecting arts & aged care

While the World Waits
While the World Waits

Original music from the Central West

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

REGIONAL news & opportunities

Regional Spotify Playlists

Each month the Regional Music Officer’s bring you a brand new update to our Spotify playlists. Filled with incredible talent from around their local areas, dive in to some of the best new tunes NSW has to offer from across…

regional touring funding
Regional Arts Touring Funding

Closes 25 October 2021. From Create NSW. Available for tours across all artforms, this fund supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW.

Create NSW: COVID Development Grants

Closes 30 September 2021. Individual artists and small to medium arts and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19 restrictions can now apply for COVID Development Grants to support the development of new work.

Create NSW: Creative Capital funding

Minor Works and Equipment Projects closes 26 October 2021. Medium to large projects cl0ses 3 Nov 2021.  The NSW Government has introduced $60 million in strategic funding over two years for the delivery of new and improved cultural infrastructure.

2021 BRAGS Art Fair Online

Closes 17 October 2021. Artists from the Bathurst Regional Council district and surrounding areas including the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon, Blayney, Cowra, Orange and Mudgee are invited to participate in the 2021 Bathurst Art Fair online.

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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