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Applications for CASP 2015 now open

Applications have opened for the Country Arts Support Program (CASP).

The grants for a maximum amount ranging from $3,000 to $5000 (varying by Regional Arts Board) are available to groups and organisations based in regional NSW for projects occurring between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015.

CASP provides small grants to arts and community organisations and local arts councils for short term, locally initiated arts projects with the program aiming to assist locally determined cultural activities.

One hundred and twenty new arts projects in regional, rural and remote projects, ranging through music, oral histories, dance, digital art, theatrical performances, exhibitions and graffiti art were funded through the program for 2014. The total request for 2014 from the 167 applicants was more than $387,000 with many project proposals coming from first-time applicants.

Projects included Frost Over Barraba Arts Festival, the Women Welders of the West welding workshops for women, Oberon; development of a Riverina men’s choir, Leeton; Celebrating the Piano, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie Hastings and Greater Taree/Great Lakes; and Trundle Showing Your Photos.

Applicants must read the guidelines and speak to the Regional Arts Development Officer (RADO) for their region before applying. If you aren’t in an areas serviced by a RADO, talk to the Funding Manager at RANSW on 02 9270 2502 or email at

To find which Regional Arts Board you are represented by click here.

Detailed information about the program and application forms are available here.

The Country Arts Support Program of Regional Arts NSW is funded by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.