Cultural development in the Blue Mountains encompasses a number of interactive areas including, people, networks, places, physical assets and buildings - where participation in and an appreciation of the arts, creativity and cultural heritage occurs.
A major part of cultural development comprises Council managed major cultural facilities for the arts and the programs delivered by those facilities. This includes the:
- Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, which incorporates the City Art Gallery; World Heritage Interpretive Exhibition; workshop and seminar spaces
- Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub
- Blue Mountains City Library facilities provide a range of literary and creative workshops for all ages
Within this section of Council, guidance and management of Council’s substantial heritage portfolio and the heritage of the City as a whole is provided.
The broader cultural life of the community is also encompassed through cultural grant programs, cultural information, online digital platforms as well as facilitating and promoting events and festivals.
Council liaises with government agencies and the private sector on behalf of, and with, Blue Mountains arts, creative and heritage organisations to support the growth of a robust and dynamic cultural sector contributing to the social fabric of the community and the creative identity of the region.
Cultural Services Pages
- Artists/Creative Directories
- City of the Arts Trust
- Council Venues for Hire
- Cultural Events
- Cultural Facilities
- Cultural Heritage
- Cultural Organisations Register
- Cultural Strategy