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 | Creative Residency Program

Blacktown Arts is accepting new applications for two significant artist-in-residence opportunities.

The Pat Parker Memorial Residency honours Patricia Parker’s (OAM) pioneering contribution to the development of community arts in Blacktown and beyond. This residency is open to artists with exciting ideas for innovative collaborations with communities in the spirit of Pat Parker’s passions including women’s rights, lesbian and gay rights, Aboriginal issues and Blacktown’s history and heritage.

The Without Borders Residency is open to artist/s with disability, disability services, arts organisations or community groups working on creative projects and development opportunities. The residency supports projects in any art form at any stage in their creative development.

Blacktown Arts provides up to $5,000 for these residencies to cover artist fees, mentoring fees or production costs as well as in-kind space and some administrative support.

Previous applicants can re-apply, but should contact Blacktown Arts to discuss their application.

Applications close Thursday, 22 March 2018.Apply for the Pat Parker Memorial Residency or Without Borders Residency.Photo 
Sarah Houbolt (2016 Without Borders artist-in-residence) by Joshua Morris

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