Acknowledgement of Country


Bayadyinyang budyari Dharug yiyura Dharug Ngurra.
Bayady’u budyari Dharug Warunggadgu baranyiin barribugu.
Bayady’u budyari wagulgu yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu Blacktown City. Flannel flowers dyurali bulbuwul.
Yanmannyang mudayi Dharug Ngurrawa. Walama ngyini budbud dali Dharug Ngurra Dharug yiyura baranyiin barribugu.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people, and their continued connection to Country.
We pay our respects to Elders from yesterday to tomorrow.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Blacktown City where the flannel flowers still grow proud and strong.
We will walk softly on this land and open our hearts to Country as the Dharug people have for tens of thousands of years.

Applications open for the 2017 Creative Arts Fund

Following the strong demand for local arts funding, and the high quality and variety of project proposals, Blacktown City Council is offering grants through the Creative Arts Fund again this year.

Launched as a pilot program in 2016, the Creative Arts Fund awarded $40,000 worth of grants to 17 local artists and community organisations.

More information is available in the Opportunities section of the site.

Applications close Monday, 6 March 2017.

Download 2017 Creative Arts Fund Guidelines

View Category A form

View Category B formMahmmd Lelo, recipient of a 2016 Creative Arts Fund grant, performs in Home Country with James Tawadros.

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