We offer a range of cultural and creative opportunities including public art commissions, artist-in-residencies, an annual grant program and artist call-outs for exhibitions, performances, festivals and events.

Want to know more? Email creative@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

Call out for experienced art tutors

Our Life Drawing program is expanding in 2023!  A new Beginner’s Class is kicking off in mid-February and we are looking for inspiring art tutors.

If you have experience providing life drawing tuition and are keen to join our small pool of tutors, we would love to hear from you.

Please send a brief outline of your experience to artgallery@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au by Monday 16 January.

For further information call 84957129.

Spaces for hire

Mona Vale Creative Pop-Up

A makers shop and three studio spaces for creatives to make and sell their work is open for hire heart of the village centre in Mona Vale. Find out more

Avalon Workshop

Need space to teach your latest workshop or want to host a creative happening? Find out more

Creative Space 

A contemporary community art space providing opportunities for exhibitions and creative programming. Find out more


Once a year, we invite artists and creatives to apply for residency opportunities through our Artist Residency Program. Find out more

Arts and Creativity Grants

Council’s has an annual Arts and Creativity Grants Program for artists, arts workers, creatives, collectives and cultural organisations. The 2021 - 2022 Arts and Creativity Grant applications are now closed. 

Public art opportunities 

Council has a number of evolving public art projects, including street art projects and public art throughout the Northern Beaches. Find out more

EOI - Northern Beaches Street Art Program - 2023: Street art installations across four major sites. EOIs closed 3 April

Environmental Art & Design Prize 

This annual prize is open for artists and designers, Australia-wide to enter. Applications for 2022 are currently open, closing 25 May 2022. Apply via the website. Find out more

COVID-19 support

We've put together a list of resources, sector support, funding and creative opportunities for artists specifically relating to COVID-19. Find out more

Other opportunities

Assistance for Creatives

A list of creative agencies and industry bodies providing up-to-date advice and support for artists, creatives and cultural workers


Creative Toolkit

See the series of professional development workshops for artists and makers