2019 Community Arts Projects

In 2019 the Winter Magic Festival is adopting new artistic model, one that is aimed at creating real opportunities for community-driven creative engagement, while also driving skills sharing and professional development. In addition to our regular performance program, this year we are inviting submissions from Blue Mountains community groups for arts projects to be developed in the lead-up to, and presented on the day of the 2019 festival.

The festival committee hopes to be able to allocate successful applicants funds to help facilitate the delivery of their projects and/or spaces to present them. Where applicable, groups may be matched with local arts workers, who will be employed to guide the realisation of their visions.

The Committee will assess projects on the following criteria:

  • Artistic and cultural merit
  • Community engagement
  • Community showcase
  • Potential for professional development outcomes
  • Reference to the theme of winter solstice

Projects might include:

  • Performances
  • Self-curated stages and/or spaces
  • Exhibitions and demonstrations
  • Installations
  • Costume making
  • Street theatre
  • Activities

Proposals may be funded up to a maximum budget of $3,000 AUD, which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, etc. Please note that these are maximum amounts and we enthusiastically welcome proposals that come in below the maximum budget.

Please download and complete the below application form and return it to: commarts@wintermagic.com.au

Submissions close Monday the 12th of November. Successful applicants will be notified by the first week of December. We look forward to hearing your ideas!




Winter Magic’s Mission is to engage the people of Katoomba and the Blue Mountains in a sustainable, vibrant, annual community winter solstice celebration of the arts and creativity centred on Katoomba Street.


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