We support the cultural life of the Blue Mountains community by providing a range of cultural facilities, programs and information.  We facilitate local arts and cultural events, festivals and art in public places as well as managing a substantial heritage portfolio.

We work with government agencies and the private sector to support the growth of a sustainable and dynamic cultural sector which contributes to the well-being of the community and the creative identity of the City.

Creative and Cultural Directories

Artists, artisans and creators can promote their work through the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) Creative Industries MTNS MADE Directory.

To find an artist or register to be included in the directory listing, click on the following links:

Cultural Events Promotion

To see the wide range of festivals, events and markets on offer in the Blue Mountains region and to view the event calendar or have your own event promoted through the Council Tourism website Click here

You can also subscribe to the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Facebook Page which promotes arts and cultural heritage events. “Like” the page and post your arts event by uploading your poster [in jpeg format] into the message box at the top of the page's timeline. 

Blue Mountains Creative Strategy 2020 – 2027

As NSW’s inaugural City of the Arts, the Blue Mountains is recognised as a centre of arts and cultural practice and a haven for creative practitioners to live, work and be inspired. This Creative Strategy outlines the ways that Blue Mountains Council will support and nurture our City’s creative practice.