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CASP 2022

Key Dates Murray Arts CASP 2022

Applications Open 9am, 1st April 2022, AEST.

Applications Close 5pm, 30th May 2022, AEST.

Projects to be delivered from 1st July 2022 and completed by 31st December 2022. 

After some funding to get an invigorating local creative project off the ground? The 2022 Country Arts Support Program (CASP) might be the kind of assistance that your idea needs to become a reality. Individuals, organisations and community groups in the Murray Arts Footprint, are encouraged to submit applications that have creative outcomes in the AlburyCity, Greater Hume and Federation Local Government Areas.

CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Murray Arts to support a creative and vibrant regional NSW arts scene. Up to $5,000 is up for grabs for each application, for projects occurring between 1 July and 31 December 2022. Eligible activities include workshops, exhibitions, performances, artist-in-residence programs, and public art and design projects.

Previous CASP rounds have aided Murray River Fine Music to bring independent Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter Lior to Albury (2021), supported Albury Wodonga Photography Group to mount their poignant ‘In The Bubble’ exhibition at Turks Head Gallery (2021), Howlong Public School were able to commission Wiradjuri Artist David Dunn to create a mural (2019) and the Headlie Taylor Header Museum in Henty delivered a sculpture workshop with Paul Smits (2018) all thanks to CASP. 

In 2022 this long-running funding program will be administered by Murray Arts in partnership with Create NSW. CASP is all about giving regional people access to a diverse range of cultural programs each year and bringing opportunities which may otherwise not be available.

Lior Live in Concert 2021 - Murray River Fine Music - CASP Funded
Lior Live in Concert 2021 - Murray River Fine Music - CASP Funded

‘A staple on the annual funding calendar, CASP has always been a great funding steppingstone for groups who are working on small projects. As CASP continues to evolve, Individuals are eligible for the very first time, we are doing our best to streamline the application process and as always, we are here to help with all your application queries. The 2022 round has experienced many delays and because of this, is focused on funding projects from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022. We can confirm that the 2023 round will open later this year for projects happening from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023. We encourage applicants with urgent/pending outcomes to apply for the 2022 round and those who need that bit more lead time, to hold out for the 2023 round.’

Explains Executive Director of Murray Arts Alyce Fisher.  

The process is an online application via Smarty Grants, and the applicants are required to discuss their proposals with the team at Murray Arts before submission. Applications Open 9am Friday 1 April 2022 and Close 5pm Monday 30 May 2022, AEST. 


To discuss you application idea/s:

Email director@murrayarts.org.au 

Or phone:

Executive Director, Alyce Fisher on 0407 213 034 

Business Manager, Susan Reid on 0412 126 391  

2022 CASP Guidelines

Previous successful CASP applicants from the Murray Arts Footprint

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Daivd Dunn - Wiradjuri - Mural Howlong Public School 2019 - CASP Funded
Daivd Dunn - Wiradjuri - Mural Howlong Public School 2019 - CASP Funded
PRIDE - 2020- Albury LibraryMuseum - CASP Funded
PRIDE - 2020- Albury LibraryMuseum - CASP Funded