Blue Mountains City of the Arts Grant Program 2021

The 2021 grant program has now closed and applications are being assessed.

The funding recipients of the 2021 grant program will be announced in June, 2021. 

The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Grant program supports projects that encourage arts quality and innovation, strengthen the local arts sector and that engage the local community and visitors as both participants and/or audiences.

There are three separate grant streams offered in 2021. 

1. Small Grants Round: Individuals

  • For individual artists applying for funding to a maximum amount of $2,000 for their project. 

2. Annual Grant Round: Individuals and Organisations 

These grants are available to individual artists/creative professionals and not-for-profit organisations who are income tax exempt. 

  • For individuals applying for funding to a maximum amount of $10,000 for their projects. 
  • For organisations applying for funding to a maximum amount of $10,000 for their projects. 

General 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.

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 council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.