CASP grants now open

West Darling Arts’ (WDA) Country Arts Support Program (CASP) grants are now open for applications. Funded by the state government through Create NSW, the program provides essential support for regional artists and creators in the Far West.

Locally produced film Chum was supported with a grant last year and is one examples of the range of arts and cultural activities across visual arts, crafts, theatre, music, and film, that the program supports, putting over $17,000 into the Far West NSW arts community annually.

Examples of projects that may be funded include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of new works,
    • Workshops (funds should primarily support artist/tutor fees and/or materials),
    • Performances,
    • Exhibitions,
    • Artists-in-Residence projects,
    • Community arts projects, or
    • Core equipment purchases.

Applications can be submitted via and are assessed by a panel of arts professionals convened by WDA. Applications close on February 5. For more information, contact WDA Executive Director, Cathy Farry, on 0487 903 507, email [email protected], or head into the Arts & Culture Media Hub (242 Blende St).

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