• Brayden Harry, Behind the seen stills. Photo by Olivia Foley

  • Meg Minkley. Photo by Renate Rienmueller

  • Samantha Taylor

  • Suzanne Davey, Raw Clay Lab

  • The Plant Room

The Northern Beaches has a thriving and diverse creative community and our local creative sector continues to evolve and grow.

The Arts & Creativity grants program supports this growth and developing an agile and sustainable sector. It does this by funding a range of projects, programs and activities providing opportunities for individual artists, cultural or creative workers, or arts organisations across all artforms.

This annual program focusses on projects and initiatives that deliver direct benefit to individuals and communities within the Northern Beaches local government area. 

2021 Arts & Creativity grants program

Individual Creative Projects

Up to $5,000 (excl. GST)

To support individual artists and artistic collaborations in the production and presentation of new work, and/or professional development. This includes arts and creative workers with a demonstrated history of professional arts practice working across a range of established and emerging art forms and disciplines.

Creative Community Projects

Up to $10,000 (excl. GST)

To support arts and creative projects, including community arts and cultural development, artist residencies, community workshops/activities, and programs or activities delivered in public spaces and places.

Creative Sector Innovation Projects

Up to $10,000 (excl. GST) 

To support individuals and organisations investigate new ideas/designs or concepts, establish new ventures, or develop collaborative innovation projects to grow the creative industries and support sector sustainability.

2021 Awarded grants 

The 2021 Arts and Creativity grant program was presented at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 26 October 2021.

Key dates

  • Applications open from 28 June - 9 August 2021
  • End October 2021- notification to applicants
  • Early November 2021- distribution of funding
  • November 2021 - 31 December 2022- projects delivered


For more information and to enquire about your application or the Arts and Creativity Grants program please contact: 8495 5244 or email:

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Arts and Creativity grants recipients 2021

Background  The Arts and Creativity grants program, now in its second year, continues to realise the vision of the Arts and Creativity strategy, ...