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.

The Trust can also receive donations to support arts and cultural activity within the Blue Mountains. It has Tax Deductible Gift Recipient status. ABN 74144673857

If you would like to be a patron of the arts in the Blue Mountains, you can make a donation by contacting the Cultural Development Coordinator at Council on 4780 5000 or emailing


Blue Mountains City of the Arts Grant Program 2018 - 2019

The 2018-2019 Grant Program has now closed.


Download the Guidelines for the Grant Program below.

If you need to have the forms sent to you via email please contact or the Grants Team on 4780 5636.

Future proposal enquiries: Cultural Development Coordinator on or 4780 5544.