CASP 2017 Project Announcment
The NSW Government has recently announced successful applicants of the 2017 Country Arts Support Program (CASP) for the Orana Region. This year four new arts projects from across the region have received funding for a diverse range of artforms including photography, music and literature.
CASP is a key regional arts funding program for the NSW Government, which provides support to employ artists in locally initiated arts and cultural projects. The aim is to provide access to arts activities for small communities, to encourage communities to work together on cultural projects, to foster cultural diversity in the regions and to ensure that regional and rural areas have an artistic voice.
Look out for these local arts projects coming soon:
Friends of the Western Plains Cultural Centre will deliver the Artist Encounters program with the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo. The program encourages interaction between the audience, the artist’s studio and exhibition space as artworks are created.
Massive Music forms a partnership between Music NSW and Massive Music’s Lust for Live in Dubbo to provide facilitated digital marketing skills workshops for regional musicians. Musicians will then apply these skills to promote, coordinate and deliver an out of-town show in Mudgee.
Mudgee Men’s Shed will run workshops that assist group members to broaden their knowledge and capability in photography.
Mudgee Readers’ Festival will deliver a series of workshops aimed at high school students creating their own magazine. The workshop will feature local artists from the Orana Region and beyond.
Image credit: Amber Hooper, at the CASP funded Art for Art’s Sake exhibition at the 2016 Mudgee Readers’ Festival