Back L-R: Patrick Coomey, Sats Kramer, Phoebe Pinnock, Ali Buckley;
Front L-R: Michael Simic, Sarah Leete, Niño Haggith
MusicNSW’s Regional Music Officer (RMO) Program employs local music champions to be brokers within their regions on behalf of MusicNSW. Already embedded in their communities, they focus on building capacity and relationships between local industry, artists and councils.
After a successful pilot that began in the state’s south in 2019, the program now extends up through the Central West, Mid North Coast, North West and Northern Rivers regions, significantly expanding the organisation’s reach across the state.
By employing people already living and working in the regions, MusicNSW is uniquely positioned to identify areas of local industry that need attention, and leverage local knowledge to develop and deliver relevant support.
This latest expansion would not be possible without the investment and support of Create NSW, and it serves as an acknowledgement of both the critical importance of music to regional communities and economies, and of regional music to the broader music ecosystem.
Our Regional Music Officers are:
- Sarah Leete: North West
Armidale, Tamworth & surrounds – join FB group here
- Niño Haggith: Northern Rivers
Lismore, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads & surrounds – join FB group here
- Ali Buckley: Mid North Coast
Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen & surrounds – join FB group here
- Michael Simic: Southern Tablelands
Queanbeyan, Goulburn, Bowral & surrounds – join FB group here
- Patrick Coomey: Central West
Bathurst, Orange & surrounds – join FB group here
- Phoebe Pinnock: Eastern Riverina/Albury
Albury, Wagga Wagga, Snowy Valleys & surrounds – join FB group here
- Sats Kramer: South East
Bega, Moruya, Snowy Monaro & surrounds – join FB group here
Image above: RH Photography & Design