Together through arts and creativity

More than ever in these extraordinary times our community needs arts, culture and creativity.

To support our artists, creatives and cultural workers we’ve curated a handy list of resources, funding and support to keep you up to date. We will keep bringing you links to local arts and culture, creative sector support and artists’ opportunities through Creative News and MAG&M News, so subscribe to our mailing list to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings across the sector. 

Share your stories with us by using #CreativeNorthernBeaches

Arts and Creativity Strategy

Learn more about Council’s commitment to supporting and growing a vibrant creative culture, authentic to the Northern Beaches.


Culture Map Live

Explore the thriving and diverse Northern Beaches creative and cultural sector in this interactive map.


Creative Open

Creative Open celebrates the Northern Beaches bourgeoning contemporary art scene. Throwing open the doors to the Beaches’ many studios, venues...

Foxy La Fuzz

Arts and culture events

Find out what arts and culture events and activities are happening on the Northern Beaches.

Making from nature workshop with Leesa Knights, Avalon Workshop, 2021. Photo by Kayapa Creative Studio

Create at Home

A series of hands-on activities made by local artists.

Image credit: Katika Schultz's studio. Photograph by Kayapa Creative Studio

Creative opportunities

Have a look at our range of cultural and creative opportunities.


Arts & Creativity Grants

Grants are available to artists, arts and cultural organisations, and creatives of all kinds.

Male dancer walking through a misty space, theatre lights silhouetting him, heavy canvas laying on the ground around him.

Creative spaces and studios

Learn more about the creative spaces available for exhibitions and programs and the Northern Beaches Studios for creatives' professional development.

Cone of Confusion at Curl Curl Creative Space - Creative Open 2023

Glen Street Theatre

Our most enduring and loved performance space for professional theatre productions, music concerts, kids shows and community events


Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M)

Located on Manly Cove, MAG&M is the centre for visual arts on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

MAG&M building with view of water

Public Art

Discover Council's permanent public art collection and upcoming public art opportunities for artists and communities.

Round timber sculpture on headland

Artist Residency Program

Express your creative vision, supported by Eramboo Artist Environment and Northern Beaches Council. Apply to be an artist in residence...

Light grey building set amongst the verdant national park.

Local Creatives

Learn more about the Northern Beaches creative community and the local cultural and creative sector.


Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize

Explore the diverse ways artists and designers have interpreted our unique Australian landscape, responded to our climate emergency and advocated...

Adelash Parsons, 2023 finalist.

Creative News

To support local artists, creatives and cultural workers we publish a monthly e-newsletter, Creative News. Keep up to date with the latest happenings across our creative community. 

Black and white photo of a person looking directly at the camera, with a strong and focused look in their eyes. Their bare shoulder is directed to camera, they are wearing a beaded headpiece and satin gloves, a long earring on their right ear, and a solid hoop earring on their left.

Live and Local

The Northern Beaches Council has partnered with The Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS to deliver the Live and Local...

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Public Events

Draft page for Public Events