Theatre Programming Policy
The Blue Mountains Theatre will deliver an annual theatre program that strives to seek a balance between the requirements of local, community-based not-for-profit performing arts organisations and delivering a robust, diverse artistic and commercial program of national and international scope.
The commercial performances assist the long-term economic viability of the theatre program, working to offset the expenses associated with providing the registered not-for-profit community-based program. It is important to provide a vibrant commercial program to continually entice new audience members to the venue for its long-term economic viability.
This programming policy is focused on increasing the demographic of the audience by including a range of performances catering to a diverse demographic of visitors including Blue Mountains residents and visitors to the area.
The policy sets out the decision-making framework for general theatre programming at the Blue Mountains Theatre, as distinct from its community-based program.
City Art Policy
Blue Mountains City Council (Council) is committed to delivering a City Art program of local and national significance that enriches the lives of residents and enhances the cultural vibrancy of the City of Blue Mountains.
Council will develop and maintain the City Art Collection and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Fine Art Collection as professionally curated public art collections.
This policy guides the acquisition and management of City Art in order to ensure artistic standards; provide adequate storage, display and maintenance of artworks.
This policy acknowledges the positive outcomes of integrating art into the fabric of the City. It continues Council’s commitment to strengthening and promoting the Blue Mountains’ designation as a City of the Arts within a World Heritage Area.