The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust supports the arts in the Blue Mountains. The Trust administers a grant program with $50,000 funding from Blue Mountains City Council.

The 2018-2019 Grant Program is now open and will close on Friday 13 April 2018 at 5pm.

Extensions of time are unable to be granted for equity reasons.

Guidelines and Application Form

Download the 2018 Guidelines and Application Form below.

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

Please read the Guidelines carefully prior to contacting Council staff about your proposed project.

Proposal enquiries: Cultural Development Co-ordinator on or 4780 5544.

All applications will be acknowledged by email. If you do not hear from us within 7 days of applying please contact the Grant Team on or 4780 5636 within 2 weeks of the date of closing.

About the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust

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. 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. The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Fund is registered as a charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC). 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