We believe in nurturing creativity with major arts events, community grants and prizes, creative spaces for artists, and an integrated Creative Strategy. Here you’ll find out how to participate in our local arts and culture through the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, the Glen Street Theatre and our artist’s residencies.

Artwork by Jessica Birk.

Creative Made Makers Market

Now into its fourth year, Creative Made has become a destination for contemporary craft and design on the Northern Beaches. Visitors can explore ...
Fluidity 2017 - Karen Visser and Catriona Pollard

Creative Space

Creative Space offers affordable studio and gallery hire on the Northern Beaches where you can work and exhibit.

Glen Street Theatre

Glen Street Theatre is owned by Northern Beaches Council, a proud initiative of former Warringah Council. Located in a unique bushland setting.
Anne Zahalka Artwork, After Kilgour, 2015

Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M)

Discover Manly Art Gallery & Museum, with visual arts and museum exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, performances and special events.
Reg Mombassa Replacing a differential south western NSW charcoal on coloured pencil on paper

Manly Arts Festival

Manly Arts Festival 2018.
Selected Artists' Book entries from the Manly Library Artists' Book Award 2017

Manly Artists Book Award

Artists’ books are an art form, and every two years Manly Library holds an internationally recognised Artists’ Book Award.

Manly Mural Projects

Northern Beaches Council’s Community Development Team has received Safer Communities grant funding from the Federal Attorney General’s Department...

Northern Beaches Art Prize

Enter the annual Northern Beaches Art Prize, our community’s most prestigious art competition.
Modus Operandi Brewery Mural, Mona Vale

Public Art

You can discover public art up and down the Northern Beaches, sometimes in the most unexpected places.


This is your chance to be supported while you express your creative vision as an artist in residence on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Sydney Craft Week 2018

Join us for Sydney Craft Week from Friday 5 October until Sunday 14 October 2018, as we celebrate the unique creative scene of the Northern Beaches...