Country Arts Support Program annual grants for South Coast artists

Artist, Gus Eagleton, 'Southerly Change', Adddison St, Shellharbour
CASP Grant

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

South Coast Arts offers annual grants under the Country Arts Support Program (funded by Create NSW).

To be eligible applicants must:
Be based on the South Coast (in the Shellharbour, Kiama or Shoalhaven Local Government Areas)

  • Have an arts-based project in mind that supports artists or engages the community in arts & culture processes
  • Complete their project within a calendar year
  • Must be a legal entity (sole trader or incorporated association) or be auspiced by a legal entity

The aims of CASP funding is to:

  • Support arts & cultural activities and projects to drive community and social benefits
  • Assist locally determined community arts and cultural activities
  • Increase opportunities for regionally based groups to access a diverse range of arts programs
  • Enable communities to explore and express their cultural identities

Applications are accessed via a Smarty Grants portal


CASP – Guidelines – South Coast Arts are provided here.


Online SmartyGrants Application Here

If you don’t already have a SmartyGrants account you will need to create one to log in.

Key Dates

  • Applications open Monday 27 May 2024
  • Applications close Sunday 7 July 2024, at Midnight


  • Projects must start after 14 October 2024
  • Projects must be completed by Friday 30 May 2025