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Country ArtsSupport Program (CASP)

Previous CASP Projects

Applications Open: 1 July 2024

Applications Close:  5 pm 31 July 2024 

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The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual small grant program funded by Create NSW and managed by Regional Arts Organisations (RADOs). It is guided by Create NSW's Arts and Cultural Funding Program's three major objectives:​

  • Grow creative leadership and programming excellent in NSW

  • Strengthen NSW arts and cultural activity that drives community and social benefits

  • Showcase NSW as a leader in strategic arts and cultural governance and strong financial management


Support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through small grants that:

  • Assist locally determined community arts and cultural activities

  • Increase opportunities for regional-based groups to access a diverse range of arts programs 

  • Enable communities to explore and express their cultural identities 

  • Bring social and economic benefits to the community through training, employment, and promotional opportunities

  • Lead to greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity

  • Increase the sustainability and resilience of regional based community arts organisations

Emu Antics - Hillston

Eligibility - Who can apply?

  • A not-for-profit incorporated body

  • A local government authority

  • Applications are required to have a currency for 'Public Liability' insurance. In case of individual or group applicants, each individual/ sore trader involved/ paid as part of the funding, will need to hold and show proof of their own 'Public Liability' Insurance

Who Is Not Eligible to Apply?

  • Individuals and Groups based in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, or for projects based in those areas

  • Interstate organisations (as boarder regions, consideration will be made by all outcomes do need to be NSW based/ focused)

  • Professional touring groups

  • Commercial enterprises

  • Groups/ ensembles and unincorporated associations with no administering body 

  • Regional Conservatoriums 

  • Organisations that have overdue reports or acquittals for any funding programs administrated by RANSW and/ or Create NSW

  • Applicants who have not discussed their project with a South West Arts staff member

Funding Range 

Grant A: Individual Artists up to $500

Grant B: Community groups, arts organisations, museums, and galleries up to $1,000

(including privately run facilities) 

Grant C: Community Activities - Local Government areas and businesses are eligible for this category in addition to arts and cultural organisations, museums, galleries, and individual artists. Up to $2,000 

Eligible Activities

Project including but not limited to:

  • Workshops 

  • Arts activities

  • Artist-in-residence programs

  • Public art and design projects

  • Performances

  • Arts and cultural directories

  • Community seminars and forums

  • Exhibitions 

  • Other local arts initiatives

Contact Details 

To discuss your application idea/s 


Phone: Brooke 0438 413 270

Lino Printing at
Moulamein Arts and Cultural Council 
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Block Printing Workshop at
Edward River Art Society
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