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COMING IN 2024 ...

On Gundungurra, Darug and Wiradjuri Country.

Proposed 2024 Projects

Weaving Ancestral Threads – Seven Valleys (Lithgow)
—Performance event and panel discussion at Gang Gang Gallery, featuring: The Bowerbird Collective and artist Sonia Cox – 6 July

—Art exhibition and workshops at Gang Gang Gallery exploring cultural ancestry and identity across three weeks 6 July to 28 July, including NAIDOC week.

The Power of Storywork – Blue Mountains
Performances and panel discussion at The Edge, Katoomba, featuring: The Bowerbird Collective, Mountain of Youth’s transformative storytelling through immersive film work with young people, and Zac Quinn on the Lawson Creative Hub.

Talking ArtZ
Live-to-air programs and podcasts with Brad Diedrich in collaboration with Radio Blue Mountains, featuring local artists, cultural workers and creative thought leaders.

The blog, podcast onversations with Barbara Lepani exploring perspectives on knowledge systems, poetic sensibilities, and our relationships with the more-than-human world and the 2024 Regenesis Anthology project with The Little Lost Bookshop and Rosey Ravelston Books.

Blue Mountains Art & Book Trail
A collaborative project with The Little Lost Bookshop, Rosey Ravelston Books,and participating venues, featuring artworks at galleries and home studios, artisan bookshops and bespoke cafes, and live music venues from Lawson to Blackheath.

Live Music and Performance Events
Showcasing local musicians and performers in dynamic events such as Lithgow Lowdown 2023 and Comedy and other performance events.

Our quarterly e-newsletter featuring our creatives and events across the Greater Blue Mountains


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Our 2024 Program

Provocations—Dreaming our Collective Futures through the Arts

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Our Vision and Purpose
Curating events to nurture our collective human and more-than-human futures through creative engagement with thought-provoking events across different art forms and conversations, in collaboration with our cultural ecology of network partners.

We seek to contribute to the cultural life of the Greater Blue Mountains communities of the City of Blue Mountains and City of Lithgow through enabling our local creatives (musicians, visual artists, performers, writers) to directly engage with the community, exploring the role the arts play in deepening community understanding of important issues and nurturing our mental and spiritual wellbeing in this age of anxiety and uncertainty.

In particular, we seek to support creative engagement with our multicultural identity and First Nations cultural heritage and knowledge systems.


If you want to become involved in any of the proposed projects that you see in our project list, or if you have a project of your own that you wish to work on developing with us, click the button below and join GBMCAN now!


Blue Mountains Art & Book Trail

Blue Mountains Art & Book Trail

CALLING ARTISTS & ARTISANS Call Out for Home Studios: Blue Mountains Art & Book Trail Are you an artist/artisan ready to showcase your creativity and welcome art enthusiasts into your studio and make some sales? We’re thrilled to invite you to submit an EOI to...

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Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences and communities.
Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must not last longer than two years from the proposed start date.
Please read through the following grant guidelines.

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Greater Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network




Connecting Creatives Across the Greater Blue Mountains 

We are delighted to welcome you to the Greater Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network (The Network) — a vibrant, engaged community of creatives living in the Greater Blue Mountains encompassing the City of Blue Mountains and the Seven Valleys (Lithgow) LGAs. 

In collaboration with our partner organisations, we seek to support all arts genres and to project a positive image, regionally, nationally and internationally of Greater Blue Mountains arts and culture through member-initiated projects, art exhibitions and through multi-arts events with our network partners.

We offer our members personalised pages on our website, and the opportunity to engage in thought leadership through our blog and forums.  

The Network’s community is supported by a volunteer management committee that meets once a month and reports to our members through our quarterly ARTBytes e-newsletter.

Members can get involved in the full range of our activities and projects, which you can learn about elsewhere on this website:

  • Seek support for your project from fellow members in the network  
  • As a visual artist, help to support and exhibit in our exhibition programs  
  • Have your personal page linked to your own artwork and projects on our website
  • As a writer, contribute to our Regenesis Collective blog and ARTBytes quarterly newsletter  
  • As a cultural worker in the community, help us build strong partnerships with other cultural organisations  
  • As a creative use The Network as your auspicing body if you are applying for a grant
  • As a musician or performing artist, work with us to initiate and run multi-arts events that showcase your talents
  • As a network partner, work with us to initiate projects that support the creative community. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to members of the Management Committee to discuss your ideas and needs.  



 Regional Arts NSW

Create NSW

Australian Council



 Regional Arts NSW

Create NSW

Australian Council



 Regional Arts NSW

Create NSW

Australian Council



 Regional Arts NSW

Create NSW

Australian Council