• Leila Jeffreys at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 2021

Together through arts and creativity

More than ever in these extraordinary times our community needs arts, culture and creativity.

To support our artists, creatives and cultural workers we’ve curated a handy list of resources, funding and support to keep you up to date. We will keep bringing you links to local arts and culture, creative sector support and artists’ opportunities through Creative News and MAG&M News, so subscribe to our mailing list to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings across the sector. 

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Northern Composure, Youth band competition

Arts and Creativity Strategy

Learn more about Council’s commitment to supporting and growing a vibrant creative culture, authentic to the Northern Beaches.

Culture Map Live

Explore the thriving and diverse Northern Beaches creative and cultural sector in this interactive map.

Making from nature workshop with Leesa Knights, Avalon Workshop, 2021. Photo by Kayapa Creative Studio

Arts and culture events

Find out what arts and culture events and activities are happening on the Northern Beaches.

Image credit: Katika Schultz's studio. Photograph by Kayapa Creative Studio

Create at Home

A series of hands-on activities made by local artists.

Creative Open

Creative Open 2023 - Northern Beaches' art, design & music.

Courtesy of: Connor Neil Photography

Creative opportunities

Have a look at our range of cultural and creative opportunities.

Billy Bain, Manly Man, Being Manly exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, recipient of 2021 Arts and Creativity Grant. 

Arts and Creativity grants

Grants are available to artists, arts and cultural organisations, and creatives of all kinds.

Curl Curl Creative Space, Environmental Art & Design Prize 2021 installation. Photo by Greg Piper

Creative spaces and studios

Learn more about the creative spaces available for exhibitions and programs and the Northern Beaches Studios for creative's professional development.

Glen Street Theatre

Our most enduring and loved performance space for professional theatre productions, music concerts, kids shows and community events

Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M)

Discover Manly Art Gallery & Museum, with visual arts and museum exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, performances and special events.
Oyster Shell artwork at Narrabeen Lagoon by Frances Belle Parker

Oyster Shells - Middens, 2022, by Frances Belle Parker with Urban Art Projects (UAP)

Public art

Council’s public art program creates opportunities for artists and the community to celebrate the creative life of the Northern Beaches in public ...

Eramboo Artist Environment, 2021. Photo by Kayapa Creative Studio. 

Artist Residency Program

This is your chance to be supported while you express your creative vision as an artist in residence on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize

Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize

Explore the diverse ways artists and designers have interpreted our unique Australian landscape, responded to our climate emergency and advocated for...

Craft Week

Celebrating its sixth birthday, 2022 Sydney Craft Week Festival runs from 7 to 16 October 2022.

Image: Anne Numont, Curl Curl Creative Space. Photo by Kayapa Creative Studio.

Emerging Curator Program

New emerging curator program The Emerging Curator Program will support an early practice curators for a one-off exhibition as part of the 2023 ...

Creative News

To support local artists, creatives and cultural workers we publish a monthly e-newsletter, Creative News. Keep up to date with the latest ...