June 21, 2024

Creative Spaces Blue Mountains

Eric Holowacz | Manager Arts & Culture—Cultural and Community Services


Over the past six months, Council's Cultural Development Team have been working on new opportunities to support Blue Mountains artists and creative people—including affordable work spaces, studios, and even performance laboratories. It's all part of our strategy to do more things that support local artists, creative people, and cultural projects.

First up—opening in August—are the Braemar Creative Spaces, located in Springwood 's historic Braemar House (and just across the hall from our Braemar Gallery).  Blue Mountains City Council has renovated three rooms, and we are now offering them to creative people as affordable day studios, project desks, or low-impact development space. The interior also includes toilets, kitchenette, WiFi, basic furnishings (as well as connections to the Springwood Library in back and Blue Mountains Theatre next door).

Because of the heritage nature of the building, there are a few important restrictions (to help us preserve the environment). The new spaces are most suited to writers, digital artists, producers, and creative enterprises and activities that won't impact or alter the Braemar House interior. And, spoiler alert, our team are also working to develop additional creative spaces in the coming year—including opportunities and studios in the revitalised Katoomba Civic Centre, a recycling-based artist residency at Council's Waste Treatment Facility, stage and theatre space at Wentworth Falls School of Arts, a potential music rehearsal studio in Blaxland, and more.  

If you are a Blue Mountains artist in need of creative space, then please keep reading. To express interest in our upcoming Braemar Creative Spaces (or other future possibilities), simply complete and submit the online form. Our Cultural Development team will get back to you with information about the next steps!  


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