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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
music industry support
Supporting a strong music industry in the NSW Central West

In response to Covid-19 impacts Arts OutWest has identified the music industry in our region as an area needing additional support.

CONNECT TO OUR Music industry support program

Our Music Industry Support Officer Patrick Coomey finishes up with Arts OutWest at the end of February 2023. Contact the team for support.

Musicians and music venues, of all types, are invited to join an active Facebook group. {note the previous AOW Music Industry Facebook group has been merged with the Music NSW: Central West group}


Arts OutWest is utilizing funds from the NSW Government’s RESTART package to employ a Music Industry Support Officer, support local gigs and for the creation of the album ‘While the World Waits’ (2021)

Funds from the Australian Government’s Live Music Australia for the Live and Kicking program (2021-22).

Current activities
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Connecting creatives across our region

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Art Restart
Art Restart

2021: regional boost

Music Industry Scoping
Music Industry Scoping

Gathering info on the music scene

Arts Restart Local Gigs
Arts Restart Local Gigs

2021: Gigs and venue support

Live and Kicking
Live and Kicking

2021-22: Live, local, music gigs

While the World Waits Album
While the World Waits Album

Original music from the Central West


Supported 2022: Youth song making

news and updates

APRA AMCOS Songmakers

Tues 18 & Wed 19 April, Bathurst.  Young people work over two days with some of Australia’s most exciting hitmakers to collaborate, write and record original songs

121022 Molong-1-3
The exit interview: Patrick Coomey

After two fantastic years working on music development including the While the World Waits album and the Live & Kicking program, Patrick will be moving on (and out of the region). 🙁

Live & Kicking wraps up

67 shows. 75 acts. 21 venues. Just over 12 months of live, original music across the NSW Central West. We recap our HUGE music industry support project and look ahead across the region.

SongMakers Lithgow and Parkes

Mon 16 & Tues 17 January in Lithgow. Weds 18 & Thurs 19 January in Parkes. The search is on for aspiring musos to be part of a new music industry mentoring program touring regional NSW this summer.

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Postal Address:

Arts OutWest,
Wiradjuri Country,
PO Box 8272 CSU LPO,
Bathurst NSW 2795

Phone: 02 6338 4657


Arts OutWest is the Regional Arts Development Organisation of Central West NSW servicing the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin. Arts OutWest is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, the Australian Government through Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support and by Charles Sturt University.


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Arts OutWest acknowledges the traditional owners of the country on which we work, the Wiradjuri / Wiradyuri people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their custodians past, present and emerging.

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