• Artwork by Jessica Birk

We believe in nurturing creativity on the Northern Beaches with major arts events, Arts and Creativity grants, creative spaces for artists, and an integrated Arts and Creativity Strategy. Here you’ll find out how to participate in our local arts and culture through the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Glen Street Theatre, Creative Space (Curl Curl) and our Artists' in Residence Program.

New Arts and Creativity Grants - Open Soon

Grants are available to artists, arts and cultural organisations, and creatives of all kinds.  The program will fund a range of projects and initiatives that bring significant benefit to the community. Please see the Community Grants Program Guidelines for eligibility, objectives and assessment criteria.

Applications open 11am Monday 16 March 2020 Find out more


Mia, 'Our Stories' youth art workshop, Manly Art Gallery & Museum 2019

Arts and Creativity Strategy

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

Arts and Culture Events

Check out these interesting activities to get inspired in all things creative!

Tramshed Watercolour Painter

Art Spaces for Hire

Spaces to hire for teaching arts or craft or holding an exhibition.

Creative Opportunities

Have a look at our range of cultural, performance, public art and event opportunities.

Our 2019 acquisitions on display at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. 

Artists' Book Award

Every two years Manly Library has held an Artists’ Book Award attracting entries from around the world.

Creative Space - view from Abbott Road, North Curl Curl

Creative Space

Creative Space is closed until further notice

Glen Street Theatre

Glen Street Theatre is owned by Northern Beaches Council, a proud initiative of former Warringah Council. Located in a unique bushland setting.

Anne Zahalka, After Kilgour, 2015 (detail)

Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M)

Discover Manly Art Gallery & Museum, with visual arts and museum exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, performances and special events.

Image detail courtesy Kenneth Chu

Manly Arts Festival

Manly Arts Festival 6 – 29 September 2019. Celebrating creativity on the Northern Beaches!

Northern Beaches Art Prize

Our annual Northern Beaches Art Prize is our community’s most prestigious art competition.

Modus Operandi Brewery Mural, Mona Vale

Public Art

You can discover public art up and down the Northern Beaches, sometimes in the most unexpected places.

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.