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Blue Mountains City of the Arts Grant Program 2019-2020
The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Grant program has $50,000 annually and is available for projects that encourage arts quality and innovation, that strengthen the local arts sector and that engage the local community and visitors as both participants and/or audience.
Funding is available for a limited number of projects and is generally in the range of $5,000-$7,500. The maximum amount available to any one project is $10,000.
The grant is open to individual artists and not-for-profit organisations with income tax exemption. Individual artists need to be auspiced.
Please read the guidelines carefully prior to contacting Council staff about your proposed project. To discuss a project proposal or to seek clarification, please contact the Cultural Development Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or 4780 5544
How do I apply?
- Download the Grant Guidelines and an Application Form (for either an individual or organisation) via ‘Forms and Resources’ (see below) or 'Related Downloads'.
- Submit the completed application form and support material by the closing time and date. Application via email is preferred.
Applications can be lodged via:
Email to email@example.com
Please note: Your email with application and any attached documents/ material cannot exceed 8MB (If it exceeds 8MB the email may bounce and Council will be unaware of your attempt to send the email)
Emailed Applications must be addressed in the Header as follows: BM CAT Grant 2018 – PROJECT NAME
If you need to send additional emails containing attachments, please ensure that they are clearly identified with the PROJECT NAME and then – PART 2/PART 3 etc. Due to their size, please forward Constitutions & Certificates of Incorporations separately labelled as above. We are not able to accept applications via DROP BOX or equivalent.
Mail to: Blue Mountains City Council, Attention: The Trust Administrator, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba, NSW, 2780.
Deliver in person to Blue Mountains City Council front desk at either: The Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, 104 Macquarie Rd, Springwood or Council Headquarters at 2 Civic Place, Katoomba.
All applicants will be notified of receipt of the application by email within 7 working days of the closing date. Please note: Extensions of time are unable to be granted for equity reasons.
If you do not receive notification of receipt for the project application for your specific project (particularly if you are applying for multiple projects) within 7 working days of the closing of applications, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 4780 5636 within two weeks of the close of applications, otherwise the project will not be included in the assessment process.
If you need to have the forms sent to you via email please contact the Grants Administrative Team via email@example.com or telephone 4780 5636.
When will results for the Grant Round be announced?
The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust assessment panel will review applications for the 2019 grant round in May. It is anticipated that the panel’s recommendations will be considered by the Blue Mountains City Council in June.
Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing in early July 2019.
Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust grant partners for 2018/19
Pictured is Saskia Everingham's Flora Sensa – an exhibition about flowers and feelings. The exhibition features ten established women textile artists from the Greater Blue Mountains and how flowers play a leading role in moments of heightened emotions. Get more information
The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust was created to build on the City’s reputation of being the State’s inaugural City of the Arts. The Blue Mountains City Council is the Trustee and each year Council contributes $50,000 to the Trust to administer a grants program. The Trust Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Blue Mountains City Council to support selected arts projects in the visual, performing and literary arts for the benefit of Blue Mountains residents.