2023 Arts & Creativity grants 

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. 

2023 Arts & Creativity grants program

Individual Creative Projects

Up to $5,000 

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 

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 

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.

Key dates for 2023 program 

  • Applications will open for the 2023 program mid-year
  • End October 2023 - notification to applicants
  • Early November 2023 - distribution of funding
  • November 2023 - 31 December 2024- projects delivered

Applications update

View the list of successful recipients and their projects.  

2023 Guidelines 

For more information about the 2023 Arts and Creativity grants round please review the guidelines, to be revised with new dates when call-out is open.


Grants Hub - Council has subscribed to 'Grant Guru' - an online service to help you register and access opportunities Australia-wide. 

Grant writing webinars

Grant writing webinars have been prepared for you to improve your skills and understanding of grants to increase your chances of securing a grant for your projects and programs.  View the recordings:

Budget preparation for your application

Understanding outcomes and outputs

Grants overview


For more information and to enquire about your application or the Arts and Creativity grants program please contact: 8495 5244, 1300 434 434  or email: creative@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

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