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Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

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Gwen Lee (1930), Colours of Australia – Sudakie, 2001-13.
Part of The Cad Factory’s On Common Ground Festival 2015.
Image courtesy James Farley. 

CASP is changing for the 2017 round. Here are the main changes that you need to know:


SmartyGrants is an online grants management system now being used by most government and non-government arts bodies. It might be a bit confronting the first time you use it, so make sure you leave plenty of time to get your application done.
Discuss your project with the local RADO. They can help explain the new process.


Applications open: Monday 30 May.
Applications close: 3:00pm AEST Thursday 28 July.
No extension to the closing date is possible.


CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of Arts NSW and is guided by the ACDP’s three major objectives:


The aim of the Country Arts Support Program is to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through small grants that:


Download the CASP 2017 Guidelines


This link will take you to the Arts NSW online application system.Click on RANSW Country Arts Support Program (CASP) 2017. If you have not used SmartyGrants before, you will need to set up an account. This account and password can be used to go back to your application at any time and will be the same for any other grants you might apply for in the future using the Smartygrants system.  Your application will be available to you until you click SUBMIT, or the closing date is reached.


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If you have any enquiries about CASP contact your local RADO (link to network page) or the Funding Manager at Regional Arts NSW Tel 02 9270 2502 Email