Blue Mountains City Council

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

Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Committee – Recruitment for New Members

Council, as Trustee, is currently seeking new members for the Arts Trust Advisory Committee Community Members to replace members whose terms have expired. We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals residing or working in the Blue Mountains who have a strong commitment to the promotion and support of the arts in the City and who have the knowledge, experience, skills and attributes to make a positive contribution to the work of the Committee. Members will assist in grant assessment and in the provision of relevant advice to the Council when required.

Expressions of Interest Close: 5pm Friday 11 August 2017

Please complete the application form (download from the right side of this page) and return it addressed to:

Expression of Interest- City of the Arts Trust Advisory Committee 

  1. By email to
  2. By mail to Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 5, Katoomba, NSW, 2780 or 
  3. In person to Blue Mountains City Council, Macquarie Road, Springwood or Blue Mountains City Council Headquarters, 2 Civic Place, Katoomba.

Should you require information, please firstly refer to the guidelines (download from the right side of this page).

Or for further information or if you wish to discuss further, please contact Lin Mountstephen at or on 4780 5544.



Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Grant Program 2017

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

The 2017-2018 Grant Program is now CLOSED.

Guidelines and Application Form

The 2017 Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded at right.
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 proposal.

Inquiries: 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.

You can also download and view Project Summaries for previous grant rounds at right.