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Local Arts Programs

Celebrating excellence in creative and performing arts education in our public schools

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Bathurst Small Schools CAPA Festival

The Bathurst Small Schools CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) Festival is a bi-annual event held at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre for public school students in Kindergarten to Year 6 from small schools.

The Festival is a celebration of dance, music, drama and visual arts where the students get the opportunity to work collaboratively with students from other small schools to perform in a concert in a professional venue.

As part of the Festival visiting and restidential artists also work with the students to prepare artworks for an exhibition to be held concurrently in the Centre.

2021 dates

Festival date: Wednesday 11 August 2021
(Term 3 Week 5)

Applications to nominate for the festival will open in late Term 2.

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.


Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William Street
Bathurst NSW 2795


Trish Forsyth - Coordinator
Email: patricia.forsyth@det.nsw.edu.au

Di Reichelt - Arts Coordination Officer
Email: dianne.reichelt@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0448 627 438