Saturday, August 25, 2012

Country Arts Support Program

Applications for 2013 program now open

Small grants for small locally initiated arts projects in regional NSW

You've got a great idea for a local arts project;
You've been working on something for a while but need help to make it happen;
You see a need in your community for something creative;
or your community group wants to start applying for funding but wants to start on something managable;
You've got the creative stuff, now you just need the cash.
That's where the Country Arts Support Program comes in.

The State Government’s Country Arts Support Program (CASP) provides small grants to arts and community organisations in regional NSW for locally initiated projects. CASP funding is a valuable way to kick start exciting local, on-the-ground arts projects.
Applications for 2013 funding close October 2, 2012. 
CASP grants are for small amounts of money (up to $3000) and are available primarily to cover professional artist’s fees and their travel and accommodation.
Local projects funded in the past have included drama workshops, community sculpture making classes, tours of local theatre and music, artist-in-residence programs, a playwriting festival, poetry in the caves, exhibitions, public art, new additions to local arts festivals and lots of other creative, local arts initiatives.
Any community based incorporated group can apply. Groups in Central West NSW wishing to apply for the funding should read the guidelines carefully and must discuss their project with  Arts OutWest before applying. 

Download the funding criteria and contact Arts OutWest on 02 6338 4657 or email

NOTE: The closing dates have moved from February to October. This will be your only opportunity to apply for CASP for 2013.

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