CASP is Open!

The New England North West is a dynamic and creative place to live and work.  Do you have an exciting project that will further contribute to arts and cultural activity in our community? Arts North West is looking for innovative and great projects that will thrill our community!

The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual grants program that supports community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through grants of up to $3000. CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of Arts NSW.


Opening dates and closing dates have been moved forward in the year to enable timely announcements for 2017 projects.
CASP applications will only be accepted through the Arts NSW secure on-line grants system, SmartyGrants.
Guidelines have been reviewed and simplified.
You will need to respond to a number of Arts NSW KPIs that are common to all arts grants applicants under the NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework (ACDP).
The newly merged councils have not yet been built into the system. You will need to indicate your local council before merger in the application and your application will be assessed by the Regional Arts Development Organisation (RADO) pre-merger.

DO NOT FORGET to read the CASP Guidelines carefully and before you submit discuss your project with Caroline Downer, Executive Director of Arts North West on 0428 042 622. Caroline will be able to explain the new process for CASP.

Read CASP Guidelines

Email Arts North West for more info

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