STA CASP (Country Arts Support Program)
The much loved small grant program for community arts in Regional NSW. CASP is everyone’s favourite annual small grants program that’s been funding arts activities in our communities for decades.
CASP funding for 2024 projects is OPEN!
Odds are you have enjoyed, been part of or benefited from a CASP funded project in local home community. To help you get inspired we’ve create the CASP SPOTLIGHT to show how our region CASP and CASP our community.
CASP is grants of up to $3,000, open for independent professional practising artists across all art forms, community groups, arts organisations and not for profits.
CASP 2024 will fund projects to be completed by 31 December 2024. This funding aims to be as flexible as possible. CASP supports a creative, vibrant and resilient NSW arts and cultural sector that engages with diverse audiences and communities.
The information on this page is the full guidelines on how to apply for funds from the STA CASP program. We recommend reading the full guidelines before completing your application.
Our CASP Spotlight features past success stories to get you inspired.
CASP Online Information Session!
Join Southern Tablelands Arts staff as we go through everything you need to know for get a CASP submission together in 2024 and showcase some CASP success stories from prior rounds. It’s a lunchtime hour of CASP power.
When: 11 Dec, 12:30pm to 1:30pm REGISTER HERE!
CASP is supported by Create NSW and their three major objectives:
CASP is only available for projects within the territories of the 14 Regional Arts Organisations that form the Regional Arts Network across NSW. If you don’t live in the STA region find your local RADO here.
We are aiming to be as flexible as possible and will consider a wide range of requests, providing it will have a positive impact on your arts practice and/or the community, such as;
This funding will not support
Applications open on Tuesday 01 November 2023. Applications close midnight 22 January 2024. Successful recipients will be notified in February in time for the CASP DAY announcements on 14 February.
Successful applicants need to return signed funding agreements with an invoice to Southern Tablelands Arts for the amount granted. Projects can begin following completion of agreement. You will be sent a brief acquittal after your project is completed.
How to Apply
The online application form is through SmartyGrants and will ask the following:
Possible through the Create NSW devolved funding program. We ❤️CREATE NSW as well.