Regional Arts NSW
Skip to content

News - Regional Arts NSW News

New RADO/Executive Officer for South West Arts

South West Arts new Regional Arts Development Officer/Executive Officer, Wendy Shorthouse, says she has no doubt about the role art and culture play in all aspects of country life. She returned to the region in 2000 to bring up her young family. Read more

Artist Profile: Siv Parker - Twitter fiction writer

Breaking news: Siv has been chosen as one of three writers to take her blog, on dusk, into book form through the 'Blurb Blog to Book' challenge. 'I'm sure my success is partly due to tips I was able to get on tidying my blog format, honing my publishing pitch and writing in general from the Emerging Writers' Festival I was able to attend thanks to the RAF Quick Response Grant.' Read more

Regional Arts NSW poised to contribute to ‘Culturally Ambitious Nation’

Regional Arts NSW Chair, Peter White, believes strong regional arts practice and networks are important to ensure Australia is a ‘culturally ambitious nation. Mr White was responding to the launch of the Australia Council for the Arts Strategic Plan 2014-2019 earlier this week aimed at positioning Australia in the national and international spheres. The council also launched its new grants model. Read more

Breadth of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Inspires

Regional Arts NSW Aboriginal Arts Officer, Anthony Walker, has returned from the 2014 Indigenous Art Fair in Cairns inspired by the range and depth of the activities at the fair, including a symposium on the different sectors of the Aboriginal art industry. Read more

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. Read more


With the assistance of a $3,000 CASP grant, Southern Highland artists will have a space to exhibit and run workshops. Read more


The 2015 Regional Arts Fund (RAF) for applications for arts projects that will be taking place next year is closing Thursday, 14 August.  In 2014, Heaps Decent was successful in gaining RAF funding for the True West project to continue working with students from Broken Hill High School, Menindee Central and St Therese Community School in Wilcannia in a creative development partnership exploring music and digital visual media. Read more