Acknowledgement of Country

Dharug

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.

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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.

Opportunities for artists and community organisations to apply for funding to develop arts projects

Blacktown Arts is offering a range of opportunities to artists and creatives to apply for funding to develop art and cultural programs with local communities.

Now open for submissions are the Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund and the Blacktown Arts Residency Program.

Through the Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund, local artists and community organisations can receive up to $3,000 to develop art-related programs or projects with the community.

The Blacktown Arts residency program offers space for new project development and four residencies up to $5,000 each. Our Main Street Studio residencies offer space for artists at a small weekly charge.

Submissions are open from 17 February – 15 March 2020.

 

Information sessions:

Thursday 20 February
2 – 3 pm
6 – 7 pm

Thursday 27 February
2 – 3 pm
6 – 7 pm

 

Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund

The Creative Arts Fund fosters an active and vibrant independent arts and cultural sector to strengthen Blacktown City’s economic capacity through the potential establishment of creative industries, and increased visitor attractions.

Click here to learn more about the Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund
Click here to register for an information session

 

 

Blacktown Arts Residency Program

The Blacktown Arts Residency program supports the development of new artistic work in the Blacktown Local Government Area.

Click here to learn more about the Blacktown Arts Residency Program
Click here to register for an information session

 

Photo credit
Peter Rush by Joshua Morris

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