New virtual networks

Filed : Professional Development .

Arts OutWest has launched a set of peer and industry networks  for the NSW Central West including for musicians, visual artists and Aboriginal artists.

Something that was part of our 2020 plan anyway has turned out to be more vital than we’d realized.

Image from 2019 funding workshop in Orange. Photo Kerry Fragar.

At the moment the networks are based around Facebook groups moderated by Arts OutWest. There might be other online connections such as Zoom meet ups, as relevant. We’ll connect online for now but when social distancing rules permit we’ll also have some real-life, in person network meet ups.

The networks aim to support, inform, find new ways to collaborate, highlight where advocacy is needed, share skills and resources, link people and grow the professional opportunities in the region.

The networks

So far (others to come soon):

Musicians: for performers, teachers, composers, conductors, live music and recording technicians, music industry businesses in all genres. For those who make some or all of their living from the music industry, or are aiming to do that. join here

Visual artists: a broad network for all visual artists in the region. Join here

Galleries: a network of commercial and co-op visual at galleries in the region. By invite. Email us for details (

Cultural leaders: The people working to shape, drive, fund, deliver or design arts and cultural activity in our region be it via local government, independent arts organisations or within other .institutions. By invite.

Aboriginal artists: a network coordinated by our Aboriginal arts development officer Aleshia Lonsdale for Aboriginal artists in all artforms. Many of the visual artists in this network also exhibit at our Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery. To find out more contact Aleshia Lonsdale (0428 041 108 /

To Join a network

Use the links above or contact Arts OutWest and we’ll send you a Facebook invite (email us at

*in the Arts OutWest region of these council areas: Bathurst reghion, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin.

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