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.

Opportunity | 2019 Creative Arts Fund

The Blacktown City Council Creative Arts Fund is an important local initiative that supports new artistic projects across Blacktown City.  A total of $40,000 worth of grants will be awarded to local individuals and organisations.

The Creative Arts Fund is divided into two categories:

CATEGORY A – Community Organisations and Groups

  • This category provides incorporated community organisations and groups with grants of up to $3000 to develop artistic programs or projects.

CATEGORY B – Individual Artists or Artist Groups

  • This category provides artists with grants of up to $2000 to assist with artwork creation or other professional development ventures.

Applications close Friday 15 March 2019.


Download 2019 Creative Arts Fund Guidelines
View Category A form
View Category B formPhoto credit
Kristone Capistrano, a recipient of the 2018 Creative Arts Fund. Photograph by Joshua Morris.

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