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It’s the year 2050 and it’s the launch of the Central West’s region-wide new Festival of Arts and Culture – VISION 20/50.

But what does the future look like for the NSW Central West? Who are the artists in this festival and what is the work that they are making? How has the world and the region changed and what role does art play in engineering our future?

As part of marking 50 years of Arts Outwest, we are celebrating with a hypothetical festival – VISION 20/50 an [im]possible festival. We are calling on artists from across the region to imagine an artwork that could be made in the year 2050 in the Central West that speaks to a radically aspirational vision for a possible future for our region.

We invite you to join an open workshop in March/ April 2024 and/or submit an expression of interest. EOIs close 11 April 2024.

A Guide

For Vision 20/50, we are want you, artists, to be the engineers of the future. Using your ideas, your practice and your hypothetical artworks, we want to imagine a bold, ambitious and aspirational vision for our region, our world and our art. We’ve put together some things to consider in conceiving your idea for an EOI. LEARN MORE


Expressions of interest are now open for artists with a hypothetical work of art for this year-long project.

EOIS close 5pm 11 April 2024.


To aid artists in imagining aspirational ideas for the art-making of the future and prepare a submission, we are holding six free workshops around the region. In these workshops, you’ll be taken through a number of exercises and tasks that will help you imagine all the possibilities for your work, even though it doesn’t exist yet! 

Image credit: Carolyn Hide