CASP Spotlight

Everyone’s favourite small grant the Country Art Support Program or CASP has funded creative projects and makers across the STA region and Regional NSW for decades.

It’s time to shine a CASP Spotlight on some amazing projects that CASP has made possible . 

In 2022 CASP is being administered by STA and our fellow Network members across the state.  The funds come through Create NSW. CASP supports a creative, vibrant and resilient NSW arts and cultural sector that engages with diverse audiences and communities

Have you got a CASP story? We want to hear it…

The Holden Hall Of Fame at Bailey’s Garage in Gunning (c2000)

A visit to the Holden Wall of Fame in Gunning is a must. Colourful murals of Holden vehicles grace the side wall of Bailey’s Garage on corner of Yass and Warrataw street. The display was created by local sign writer Peter Try with a CASP grant early this century. The iconic SANDMAN is a fav at STA but they are all very cool.
Peter is a traditional sign writer using brushes for hand lettering and illustrations. Check out some of his latest work at Try Signs.

Prophesy at the Lieder Theatre in Goulburn (2021)

The Lieder engaged professional regional theatre artists to develop and perform a new script entitled Prophesy, written by ex-Lieder member, Patrick Russell, and performed as the highlight and focus of the Company’s 130th birthday celebrations in July 2021 in their own historic art deco venue built in 1929. Check out the latest from the Lieder Theatre.

Survival: HerStory at Marulan and Goulburn (2021)

A professionally facilitated weekend workshop exploring regional women’s stories of surviving hardship through generations. The published/recorded stories were integrated as an art installation into PROJECT HERSTORY’s theatre performances and distributed for future community use. Created in conjunction with The Interesting Mrs Abel an historical play written and directed by Annie Bilton. Visit Annie’s Stories from the Studio feature.

CASP Recipients by Year


  • Prophesy – Play at the Lieder theatre. Goulburn Mulwaree.
  • SURVIVAL: HERSTORY – Community workshops and story sharing. Upper Lachlan and Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Hilltops Arts Artist-in-Residence – conducted in Young by HARTS. Hilltops
  • Artworks Reconnect – reconnecting artists and engaging new beginners with the Visual Arts Society of Yass. Yass Valley.
  • Creative Space: Drawing Foundations & Colour Theory Workshop Series – Creative Space Southern Highlands. Wingecarribee.
  • Page to Stage: How To Write A Musical – Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company Inc. Youth workshops
  • Post Pandemic production – A Short History of the Best Songs in the World (According to Us!) Bridge to Sing Choir.  Goulburn Mulwaree.
  • Main Street Community Portraits – Goulburn & District Chamber of Commerce with Artist Tina Milson. Region wide with shop front exhibition in Goulburn Mulwaree. 



  • Curating an Exhibition: from Idea to Success – Wollondilly Arts Group Inc. Wollondilly
  • Journey Through Country – production by Lieder Theatre Company. Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Cultural Textile Masterclass At Tootsie – Tootsie Gallery Café and Kiri Morcombe. Yass Valley.
  • Making Music: How to write and perform songs and have fun doing it – Braidwood Youth Performing Arts Association. QPRC 

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