CASP | Country Arts Support Program

CASP | Country Arts Support Program

Applications for CASP (Country Arts Support Program) 2023 are now open.

CASP is an annual small grants program with funding of up to $5,000 to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW. Administered by Arts Northern Rivers through devolved funding from Create NSW, CASP 2023 is available for projects and activities that may include workshops, exhibitions, performances, public art, and design projects.

Successful applicants from CASP 2022 included activities across many artforms: Theatre, Photography, Film, Dance and Visual Art.

Open from Friday 12 May 2023 and closing Monday 3 July, CASP 2023 grants are available for short term arts and community projects, initiated and delivered in the following local Government areas in the Northern Rivers: Byron Shire, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire.

Incorporated and not for profit orgs and Local Government can also apply.

The aims of Arts Northern Rivers CASP funding are to:

  • Assist locally determined community arts and cultural activities
  • Increase opportunities for regionally based groups and individuals to access a diverse range of arts programs
  • Enable communities to explore and express their cultural identities
  • Lead to greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity
  • Increase the sustainability and resilience of regionally based community arts organisations and individuals


Applications must be submitted via SmartyGrants; an online grants management system now being used by most Government and non-Government arts bodies.

Applications are assessed by a panel of arts professionals convened by Arts Northern Rivers.

All applicants must discuss their project with Arts Northern Rivers before applying. Contact Sean on 0456 770 632 or

Apply here!

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Applications close 5pm Monday July 3.

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