Key Dates Murray Arts CASP 2023
Applications Open 9am, 1st September 2022, AEST.
Applications Close 5pm, 31st October 2022, AEST.
Projects to be delivered from 1st January 2023 and completed by 31st December 2023.
After some funding to get an invigorating local creative project off the ground? The 2023 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 which 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. Grants from $500 to $5,000 is up for grabs for each successful applicant, for projects occurring between 1 January and 31 December 2023. We have $17,000 to allocate for the Murray Arts 2023 CASP round. 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.
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.
‘The 2023 CASP funding round will be its 36th year, which is rather wild. We are very excited to now be able to administrate CASP in house and for the 2022 round achieved a super quick turnaround of 17 days, from when applications closed, to when all applicants were notified. CASP is highly competitive, and we anticipate another hotly contested round for 2023.’ 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 Thursday 1 September 2022 and Close 5pm Monday 31 October 2022, AEST.
Apply from 1st September https://artsnsw.smartygrants.com.au/murraycasp2023
To discuss your application idea/s: