• Image detail:  Miguel Gonzalez (M-Lon), Manly Library Market Lane, 2019

Council is committed to supporting and growing a vibrant creative culture, authentic to the Northern Beaches.

We are excited to announce our Arts and Creativity Grants as part of the Northern Beaches Council's annual Community Grants Program.

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 closed 3pm Tuesday 30 June 2020

Key Dates

  • Applications open 11am Monday 16 March 2020
  • Applications close 3pm Tuesday 30 June 2020
  • Funding distributed October 2020
  • Projects delivered October 2020 – 31 December 2021

Funding Available

Grants are available across the following three categories:

Individual Creative Projects

Up to $5,000 funding available

Support for individual artists and collaborations in the production and presentation of new work, and/or professional development. This includes arts and creative workers across a range of established and emerging art forms with a demonstrated history of professional arts practice.

Creative Community Projects

Up to $10,000 funding available

Support for arts and creative projects, including community arts and cultural development, artist residencies, and programs or activities presenting single or cross-disciplinary art forms in public places in the Northern Beaches region. (Applicants for this category must be a legally incorporated, not-for-profit arts and cultural group or organisation, or an eligible social or cultural enterprise).

Creative Industry Innovation Projects

Up to $10,000 funding available

Support for individuals and organisations to investigate new ideas/designs, establish new ventures, or develop collaborative innovation projects to grow the creative industries and support creative hubs on the Northern Beaches.

Information and Grant Writing Sessions

Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, Council has taken the precautionary decision to cancel the advertised grants information sessions grant writing sessions. Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and community. These are difficult circumstances and we appreciate your patience and understanding.


For general grant enquiries please contact 9976 1566 or email:

For Arts & Creativity grants enquiries please contact the Arts & Culture team on 9942 2560 or email

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