HAPPY new year from Arts OutWest.
We're excited to continue our support for our regional artists while delivering even more arts and culture projects across the Central West in 2021.
We have plans!
A MINI BUS of kids aged seven to 14 years, a list of Central West destinations and plenty of public art and cultural experiences.
If you're looking for school holiday activities that are fun for the entire family, stimulating visually, as well as budget friendly, then exploring the art and culture on a road trip in the Central West will tick those boxes.
There are lots of arts and culture experiences to discover in each of the quaint and heritage towns in the region.
Central West Mums teamed up with Central NSW Tourism. They tapped into the Culture Maps Central NSW site to get the best out of the experience: www.centralnsw.com
RESIDENTS of Parkes celebrated the opening of a new learning and cultural facility last month at the Parkes Library made possible with funding from the NSW Government's Regional Cultural Fund.
From Create NSW (December 19):
The new indoor and outdoor facility offers the Parkes Shire community an innovative and dynamic art, cultural and education space, with a brand-new intergenerational Makerspace Studio that will provide a wide range of creative learning opportunities, experiences and events.
Other features include new lounge areas, meeting and quiet study spaces, a dedicated room for local studies with access to ancestry.com and expanded indoor and outdoor spaces for children's and early learning programs.
The Parkes Library and Cultural Centre embraces the idea of lifelong learning as its primary objective, allowing the local community and visitors to the region to enjoy greater access to educational, cultural and social opportunities.
The new facilities provide opportunities from birth through to tertiary studies to support those who are wanting to further their education, as well as encouraging the more mature members of the community to share their knowledge and skills and learn new ones.
The Parkes Library and Cultural Centre will also be home to a new Country Universities Centre which will provide the regional community with opportunities for higher education study without having to relocate to the city.