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Country Arts Support Programme

Funder:  Regional Arts NSW

Grant Background: Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual small grants program and is guided by the Arts and Cultural Funding Program’s three major objectives:

  • grow creative leadership and programming excellence in NSW
  • strengthen NSW arts and cultural activity that drives community and social benefits
  • showcase NSW as a leader for strategic arts and cultural governance and strong financial management.

The program aims to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through small grants that:

  • assist locally determined community arts and cultural activities
  • increase opportunities for regionally 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 regionally based community arts organisations

Projects including but not limited to:

  • workshops
  • arts activities as part of community festivals or events
  • artist-in-residence programs
  • public art and design projects
  • performances
  • arts and cultural directories
  • community seminars and forums
  • exhibitions
  • other local arts initiatives

$ Available:  Up to $5 000. 


  • A not-for-profit incorporated body.
  • A local government authority
  • A collective with a nominated Funds Administrator
  • Applicants are required to have a current certificate of currency for Broadform Liability or ‘Public Liability’ Insurance

Note: To be eligible, applicants must discuss their project with their relevant Regional Arts Development Organisation before applying.

Key Dates: closes 29 September 2020


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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