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South West Arts is supported by the
NSW Government
through Create NSW

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)



Applications are now being accepted for the Country Arts Support Program, an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Create NSW. 


The fund supports locally initiated projects by not-for-profits, local government authorities and collectives in regional NSW, and is delivered in partnership with South West Arts. 


Funding for the 2018 round is available for projects occurring between 1 January and 31 December 2018.  Eligible activities include workshops, exhibitions, performances, artist-in-residence programs, and public art and design projects. Funding of up to $5000 is available.




Applicants must discuss their proposed CASP projects with South West Arts prior to submission. If you have an idea for a local arts project, please get in touch with Spencer McGill on 03 5881 7749 or


Applications for the Country Arts Support Program (CASP) close on Thursday 27 July 2017, 5pm AEST.


Click here to download the 2018 CASP Funding Guidelines


Click here to access the online application form




Live facebook information session


We know applying for grants can be confusing, so we are here to answer all your questions. We are also holding an online 'move your arts' information discussion where you can just watch or ask any questions you have about the application process and guidelines.

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