CASP | Country Arts Support Program 2024

CASP | Country Arts Support Program 2024

CASP (Country Arts Support Program) is an annual small grants program with funding of up to $5,000 to support local community arts and cultural development, increase regional opportunities, cultural experiences, and economic benefits to the community in regional NSW. 

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. 

Administered by Arts Northern Rivers through devolved funding from Create NSW, CASP 2024 is available for community engaged projects and activities that may include workshops, exhibitions, performances, public art, and design projects. 

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. 

Download the funding guidelines here.

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

Applications open 6 May  2024 and close 4 July 2024.

Image | 2023 CASP Recipients Byron Youth Services from their “Who Ate All The Pies”