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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
MUSICNSW regional music coordinator
Contemporary music industry support

Music NSW has a team based across NSW and lead regional music development across the state.

Sophie Jones is the Regional Music Coordinator for our region – covering the Arts OutWest, Outback Arts and West Darling Arts regions.

Sophie works two days per week, one of those often based out of the Arts OutWest office in Bathurst.

The Regional Music Coordinator’s remit is to deliver development opportunities and work to expand touring circuits across regional NSW. The roles have been made possible thanks to Create NSW following a landmark four-year funding commitment.

The regional muisic coordinators build capacity and relationships between local industry and artists, and provide on-the-ground support for regional musicians, venues and live music professionals to grow regional touring. Read more on the Music NSW website.

Connect

Book a one-on-one with Sophie

Tap into online professional development around touring and being a musician in regional NSW.

Join the Music NSW: Central West, Outback, West Darling Facebook group

Central West Sounds – Listen to the Music NSW: Central West, Outback, West Darling Spotify playlist

Sign up to MusicNSW enews

Touring: Check the Regional Touring Network website for venues

First Nations music tools and resources

MEET SOPHIE JONES

Regional Coordinator, based on Wiradjuri Country, focusing across the Central WestOutback and West Darling regions.

Sophie is a musician, mentor and music teacher who grew up in Tamworth NSW before moving to Bathurst to complete her B.A Communications (Theatre/Media). Sophie has been actively involved in the Bathurst community and surrounds through touring and performing with her band Smith & Jones, running community choirs and workshops, event management and bookings such as The End Festival in Hill End and the Local Emerging Artists Program (as part of the Inland Sea of Sound Festival), running her own business teaching guitar and singing.

Sophie Jones
Music NSW Regional Music Coordinator

When: 2023 >

Locations: Arts OutWest, Outback Arts, West Darling Arts regions

This is a project of Music NSW funded by the NSW Government.

In partnership with the NSW Regional Arts Development Organisations.

Image: Music NSW, BMEC and Arts OutWest hosted a music industry mixer in Bathurst in March 2024/ Alan Sadlier.