Thursday, 16 May 2019


Northern Beaches Council is calling for expressions of interest to be a part of the exciting line-up of talent at the Manly Arts Festival, now in its 26th year.

The Festival that runs from 6 – 29 September is well-known for its eclectic mix of exciting events featuring prominent musicians, performers and visual artists in venues such as artist studios, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, the Creative Space at Curl Curl and Glen Street Theatre.

Each year Northern Beaches Council joins forces with artists and cultural organisations with the support of local businesses to develop a creative and entertaining arts program for our residents and visitors.

Artists, musicians, performers, arts organisations and the community are invited to participate in the festival by running their own events to celebrate the creative activity on the Northern Beaches area.

Venues such as galleries, cafes, restaurants, surf clubs, community centres and other spaces are also invited to host and/or organise arts-related events during the Festival.

Mayor Regan said Council was committed to supporting cultural initiatives and genuine opportunities for participation in the creative arts on the Northern Beaches.

On Thursday 23 May, an Arts Festival briefing session will be held at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum from 6PM to 8.30PM to learn more about participating in the Festival.

“Come along to this session and meet the Festival team, ask questions, meet other members of our creative community and share ideas,” Mayor Regan said.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 2 June at 5PM.

To register for the briefing session and to apply for participation in the Festival, please go to Council’s website

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