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 is Patrick Coomey. Patrick works one-day per week for Arts OutWest and 3-days per week as Regional Music Officer for Music NSW. His contact details are below.

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’.

Funds from the Australian Government’s Live Music Australia for the Live and Kicking program.

We have also made a number of other funding applications.

Projects and activities

Connecting creatives across our region

Live and Kicking
Live and Kicking

Live, local, music gigs

news and updates

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Live & Kicking: Nerida Cuddy (new date)

Sunday 26 June 4pm at The Bling Pig Sound Lounge and Cocktail Bar Orange. Presented by Arts OutWest. Nerida is a songwriter whose songs have been connecting with people from all walks of life for over 25 years.

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

While the World Waits Album
While the World Waits Album

Original music from the Central West


Patrick Coomey
Music Industry Support Officer

Patrick works 14 hrs/ week for Arts OutWest and is Regional Music Officer for Music NSW 3 days per week.

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Postal Address:

PO Box 8272 CSU LPO,
Bathurst NSW 2795 Australia

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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