Music, drama, arts, crafts, gardening and more

Find out about local cultural groups, grants and development organisations.

Parkes Shire has many active local cultural groups from music and drama to painting and embroidery. Council supports and promotes these groups through the Parkes Shire Library who promote events, attract speakers and presenters for workshops, engage the media and providing cultural spaces for events and performances. The Parkes Shire Cultural Advisory Committee also acts on council's behalf in coordinating the Cultural Grants Program and fostering cultural development throughout the Shire.

Council also maintains strong relationships with regional arts and cultural organisations including Arts OutWest to stimulate arts and cultural programs in the region.

Parkes Shire Cultural Groups + Contact Information

Bogan Gate Railway Art and Craft Centre

Station St, Bogan Gate
Phone: 02 6864 1017

Combined Crafts Group Inc.

225 -227 Clarinda Street, Parkes
Phone: 02 6862 3240

Embroiderers' Guild of NSW Inc - Parkes Group

Phone: 02 6862 3508

Mitchell Conservatorium - Lachlan Divisio

11 Spring St, Forbes 60 Currajong Street, Parkes Phone: 02 68623766 02 6852 3766

Parkes Antique Motor Club Inc

Phone: 02 6862 2880

Parkes Camera Club

Neighbourhood Central Currajong St, Parkes Phone: 02 6862 3757

Parkes and District Country Music Association

PO Box 303, Parkes
Phone: 02 6862 1471

Parkes Floral Art Society Inc.

Phone: 02 6862 1064

Parkes Garden Club Inc

Phone 02 6863 4667

Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society

34 Bogan St, Parkes
Phone: (02) 6862 3829

Parkes Painting Group

39 Coronation Ave, Parkes
Phone: 02 6862 1857

Parkes Shire Concert Band

Dalton St, Parkes
Phone: 0459 373 624 68622944

Peak Hill Country Crafts Inc and Visitors Information Centre

62 Caswell St, Parkes
Phone: 02 6869 1981

k Hill Leisure Art & Craft Council Inc

Caswell St, Peak Hill
Phone: 02 6869 1235


Phone: 02 6862 5351

Parkes Cake Decorators

Phone: 02 68623062

Parkes Shire Council Cultural Grants Program

Each year Parkes Shire Council makes available a Cultural Grants Program.

The aim of the Parkes Shire Council Cultural Grants Program is to encourage and support the development of local community organisations, services and strategies that make a positive contribution to the community and cultural life of the Shire. For more information on Council's Cultural Grants program and instruction on how to apply, visit the Grants Section of our website.

Arts OutWest

Arts OutWest promotes, facilitates and advocates for arts and cultural development for the communities of the Central West of NSW, covering the local government areas of Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lithgow, Lachlan, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin and Wellington.

Arts OutWest is supported by the NSW government through Arts NSW, the above local councils and by Charles Sturt University.

To find out more about Arts OutWest go to their Website