Blue Mountains City of the Arts Grant Program 

The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust has developed a Quick Response Small Grant program to support the City's arts and creative sectors by providing financial assistance to Blue Mountains artists and arts organisations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

The program has $20,000 and eligible applicants can apply for up to $2,000 each. The grants are to support: 

  • the exploration of the creation and delivery of content for broad dissemination on digital platforms or
  • the creative development of new work/projects that can progress to presentation stage once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Applications open on Thursday 7 May and close on Thursday 18 June 2020. 

To apply, please download the Guidelines and Application Form on the right side of this page.

Before contacting Council staff, please read the guidelines carefully.

Completing the application form

You will need Adobe (Acrobat or Reader) to complete the fillable PDF Forms - like the 'Festival and Events Application'. Get the latest version of Adobe (Acrobat or Reader).

To use the PDF fillable form, on PC or MAC:

  • Open the form in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. This means you may need to save it to you desktop, right click > open with > Adobe (Acrobat or Reader). All fillable fields and signature box will be active and be able to be completed.
  • If you open the form in a new tab in your internet browser – STOP. You will not be able to fill in the PDF form correctly and we may NOT be able to see any information you have entered. You will most likely be unable to sign the form as well, in this mode.
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If you still have questions after reading the guidelines, please contact the Grant Administrator by:


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