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Creative Arts Fund Image: Straight from the Post: Gursha by Fufu & Tib, courtesy of Fufu & Tibs

2024 Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund

Applications are now closed

Have a new project cooking or a brand-new creative idea? Apply now for the 2024 Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund!

The 2024 Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund offers funding opportunities for creative growth and professional artistic development for local artists, groups and organisations.

Applicants are invited to submit creative ideas, initiatives and projects across a range of mediums including performance, visual arts, music, film, digital art, podcast, multimedia, dance, photography or professional development.

Successful applicants can receive up to $5000 to help fund artistic and creative projects.

Key dates

Applications open: Thursday 14 March 2024
Information sessions:
Monday 18 March, 4 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday 26 March, 5 pm to 6 pm
Max Webber Library Function Centre, Flushcombe Rd &, Alpha St, Blacktown NSW 2148
Applications close: Thursday 11 April 2024
Announcement of successful applicants: August 2024

2023 Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund Recipients

Grants of $5,000 were awarded to the following artists

Euphony Films
Two short films to raise awareness in suicide prevention, missing children and family violence with a focus on south Asian and Asian communities in Blacktown.

Fufu & Tibs
Archiving diasporic stories of African migrants and their unique journeys to Australia through photography and interviews.

Luke Agius 
Creating a short film about two young people broadcasting a late-night radio show at SWR 99.9, on a night that will change their lives forever.

Nelson Nghe
Exploring the intersectional space of growing up as a refugee child and a queer man living in western Sydney through a series of paintings.

Nicole Oliveira 
Creating a virtual fashion week showcasing local fashion designers presenting and celebrating their new collections.

Pegah Kheirdoush
Local Iranian musician will be collaborating with female Afghan musicians to create music.

Richard Quintana from Opn. Src. (Open Source)
Mentor and training young emerging artists in creative business skill development. The program aims to enable young artists to contribute to the independent creative sector in Blacktown.

Grants of up to $4,000 were awarded to the following organisations and artists

Blacktown & Districts Older Women’s Network
Upskilling seniors in painting skills to prepare for an exhibition – $4,078

Emie Roy
Developing a memoir of her life as a migrant living in Blacktown to be published – $4,350

Desiree Martin
Capturing the beauty of Blacktown environment through a series of paintings – $3000

Ritika Gilfedder
Recreating Bollywood dance based on Shakespeare’s plays in an easy to understand and fun way for children- $2,500

Stan Florek
Exploring mixed media painting on canvas with materials typically used in drawing – $2,740

The City of Blacktown Pipe Band
Engaging professional Bagpipe and Drumming tutors to develop band members’ playing skills- $2000

Need some assistance with your application?

If you have questions or require assistance with your application due to language, accessibility or technology barriers you can contact Blacktown Arts on (02) 9839 6558 Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

You can also email us at artscentre@blacktown.nsw.gov.au and request a meeting with a staff member from the Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund team.

This project is presented and supported by Blacktown Arts and Blacktown City Council.