Applications are now being accepted for the Country Arts Support Program, an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Create NSW.
The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is a Create NSW initiative that supports a creative, vibrant and resilient NSW arts and cultural sector that engages with diverse audiences and communities. The fund supports locally initiated projects by not-for-profits, local government authorities and collectives in regional NSW, and is delivered in partnership with the 14 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs) of the Regional Arts NSW network.
Funding for the 2020 round is available for projects occurring between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. Eligible activities include workshops, exhibitions, performances, artist-in-residence programs, and public art and design projects.
ABOUT THE COUNTRY ARTS SUPPORT PROGRAM
CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of Create NSW and is guided by the ACDP’s three major objectives:
- A creative and vibrant NSW arts and cultural sector renowned for excellence and innovation (Quality).
- State-wide engagement with diverse audiences and communities (Reach).
- A resilient NSW arts and cultural sector (Health) and cultural activities.
The aim of the Country Arts Support Program is 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.
2020 CASP GUIDELINES
The 2020 CASP Guidelines are available here. Please note that applicants must contact their local Regional Arts Development Organisation (RADO) prior to submission. You can find your local RADO here. Those in non-contributing regional areas are encouraged to contact Regional Arts NSW.
CASP LOGO USE
Successful CASP recipients must display the CASP logo (a combined set of the Regional Arts NSW logo and Create NSW logo) on promotional material relating to the supported project. Logos are available here. If you have any enquiries regarding logo usage please contact the Manager, Communications & Administration at Regional Arts NSW. Tel 02 9270 2500 Email email@example.com
APPLYING VIA SMARTYGRANTS
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.
APPLY HERE: https://artsnsw.smartygrants.com.au/2020CASP
PREVIOUS CASP PROJECTS
Previous successful grant projects can be found via the list of Previous Recipients below, with select case studies available to read here. If you have questions about whether your project is eligible for the Country Arts Support Program, contact your local RADO or the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW Tel 02 9270 2502 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any enquiries about CASP contact your local RADO or the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW Tel 02 9270 2502 Email email@example.com.
Applications open 9am, Friday 24 May 2019
Applications close 5pm, Monday 29 July 2019