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  • 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.

Image: AJ Gough Curl Curl Creative Space. Photo by Kayapa Creative Studios. 

Creative Open

Choose your own adventure this winter with Creative Open.

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.

Helen Proctor, Narrabeen Lagoon, 2022

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.

Kevin Diallo, Northern Beaches Studio artist, 2021. Photo by Kayapa Creative Studio

Local creatives

Learn more about the Northern Beaches creative community and the local cultural and creative sector.

Matthew Harkness, Bioplastic Waste Dustpan & Brush

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...