Media and promotions
Arts OutWest’s media and communication program promotes participation in local arts events, in Arts OutWest projects and in arts opportunities.
Free promotions of your arts events and opportunities
Arts OutWest runs an arts media program aimed at gaining media coverage and public awareness of arts and cultural events in the NSW Central West. We aim to showcase the scope, quality, quantity and unique character of the arts and culture that happens in our part of the world.
The arts media program has been running for more than 37 years in one form or another (the first weekly listings of arts events to local media went out in 1978) and promotes around 2000 events and hundreds of opportunities every year. As part of the core, funded program of Arts OutWest, the arts media program is a FREE service for the Central West.
Assistance for local groups and promoters
Our Communications Officer can provide support including media contacts, local marketing advice, assistance writing media releases and promotional copy.
Each year we support more than 500 organisations, groups and businesses to promote their arts and cultural events.
Local arts news
E-news and e-alerts
We write a weekly arts column, promoting local arts and events in the Western Advocate.
We have regular spots, promoting local arts, on local radio:
• ABC Central West (Monday-Friday mornings)
• 2MCEfm (Monday-Friday, twice daily)
• 2BS Bathurst (fortnightly)
• 2GZ Orange (weekly)
Each year around 5000 events are promoted through our radio spots and Arts OutWest is heard on radio more than 1000 times.
Our social media streams deliver news and events, engage discussion and have built useful industry and media relations. Join us:
Arts OutWest Facebook page
Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery Facebook page
Marramarra Aboriginal arts Facebook page
Media and marketing workshops
We run occasional media and marketing based workshops in the region, often in response to specific needs of local groups or practitioners. Contact us.
In 2013 our online cultural directory was profiled by UTS researchers in a toolkit of best practice examples for NSW local councils in using data to support local cultural development. Download the CAMRA Toolkit.
Contact the Communications Officer
Phone: 02 6338 4657