More than ever, it’s important to support our artists, creatives and cultural workers so we’ve curated a handy list of resources, funding and support to keep you up to date. 

Grant opportunities

Creative Community Support Grants

To support the local creative community impacted by COVID-19, Council is now offering one-off Creative Community Support Grants from $500 to $3000.

This quick turn-around grant program will fund eligible Northern Beaches artists and small arts organisations to adapt their creative practice to the new social-distancing guidelines, establish new creative networks and help the community reconnect and rebuild through arts and creativity during COVID-19.

Applications close 31 May 2020. Apply now or find out more 

Arts & Creativity Grants

As part of our response to support our arts community, our new Arts & Creativity grants have an extended closing date of 30 June 2020, delivery dates for projects funded in the 2020/2021 program have been extended to 31 December 2021 and we encourage applicants to consider alternative ways they can deliver their projects rather than face-to-face.

Find out more and get support with your application at our grants page.

Assistance for creatives during COVID-19

Support for Australian-based artists and creatives during COVID-19


Australia Council Facebook Group

Arts and Creative Industry - Digital support

Copyright Agency

Create NSW 

Creative Plus Business

Entertainment Assist

I Lost My Gig – Support Act

NAVA Covid-19 Impact Survey

Support Act

Opportunities and income for artists

Australia Council $5 million Support Package

Australian Cultural Fund

Centre for Projection Art – opportunities

City of Sydney’s $3.5 million Package of Targeted Relief for Creative Sector

Create NSW - support grants

How to apply for the Centrelink coronavirus supplement as a sole trader

Screen Australia Funding

United Nations – call out for Creatives

Connect and create

ACCA Open – Digital Commissions

AGNSW – Together in Art

Australia Council

Creative Connections – Webinar Series

Facebook groups for connecting arts practitioners:

Information and Cultural Exchange ICE - Quarantine Diaries

AFTRS Online Courses

Online Courses for Arts Workers

Performing Lines – COVID-19 Edition

Creative Capital Resources – arts resources during COVID-19

Brand X – online opportunities

Local artist Heidi Lee provides art classes online for people on the NDIS

Art Est Art School and Gallery – online art classes for children and adults

Artist Richard Briggs - drawings to colour in

Quarantine Art Club - Carson Ellis

List of Live Concerts - watch/listen

Engaging local communities

Google Arts and Culture

Museums and Galleries NSW – places to engage during social distancing

Biennale of Sydney – online

Sydney Opera House – online

ACMI – online

MCA Virtual - online

Sydney Theatre Company – online

Carriageworks - Journal

Creative Video Games

23 Arts Works - online

Urban Photography Projects

Art and environment

The Wetland Project

Life Under Lockdown – Mapping Project

The Return of Victory Gardens


The Big Read – Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Tips for Going Digital - emerging writers festival

Theatre and dance

The Space – culture to your couch

Creative Kids Online 

Online creative lessons, activities and workshops, through the Service NSW Creative Kids Program.

Check out these local registered online providers on the Northern Beaches.


Alien Guitar Secrets

Justine Bartha Music

Sing Now Studio

Visual Arts

Sydney Art Space

Creative Writing

Zena Shapter

A Way with Words


Bourne 2 Dance

Cox Academy of Irish Dance

Seaforth Dance Academy

The Dance House

Tanya Brooks Dance Academy


Photo Workshop Australia


Bricks 4 Kids