Arts OutWest is encouraging local groups to apply for the 2020 round of Country Arts Support Program funding.
The State Government’s annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP) provides small grants of up to $3,000 to arts and community organisations in regional NSW to run their own local arts projects.
Applications for 2020 funding close Monday 29 July 2019.
“CASP funds are a valuable way to kick start exciting local, on-the-ground arts projects,” Arts OutWest executive director Tracey Callinan said, “This funding program
about giving regional people access to a diverse range of arts activities that are made for and by the local community.”
Projects could include workshops, arts activities as part of community festivals or events, artist-in-residence programs, public art and design projects, performances, community seminars and forums and exhibitions.
The funding is open to all incorporated associations, not just those focused on the arts. Unincorporated groups or collectives of artists are allowed to find a local organisation to auspice their funding. Likewise if an individual artist has a project in mind they can team up with a local group.
There were six projects funded in the Central West region through CASP in 2019: a performance by the Allegri Singers; a mural at Bathurst Seymour Centre; a sketchbook library in Forbes; a youth drama program in Condobolin; and creative poetry workshops in schools in Orange. You can read more about these projects under ‘news’ at artsoutwest.org.au
To apply for the funding groups must discuss their project with Arts OutWest beforesubmitting an online application. Read the funding criteria at http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/casp/ and contact Arts Out-West on 02 6338 4657 or email email@example.com