We offer a range of cultural and creative opportunities including public art commissions, artist residencies, an annual grant program and artist call-outs for exhibitions, performances, festivals and events.

Want to know more? Email creative@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

Have your say:
Northern Beaches Art Classes & Workshops Survey

We are keen to understand more about the types of art classes and workshops our community are interested in. The information collected in this survey will be used to improve arts and cultural programming across the Northern Beaches.

Spaces for hire

Mona Vale Creative Pop-Up

A makers shop and three studio spaces for creatives to make and sell their work is open for hire in the heart of the village centre in Mona Vale. Find out more

Avalon Workshop

Need space to teach your latest workshop or want to host a creative happening? Find out more

Creative Space 

A contemporary community art space providing opportunities for exhibitions and creative programming. Find out more

Arts and Creativity Grants

Council has an annual Arts and Creativity Grants Program for artists, arts workers, creatives, collectives and cultural organisations. The 2023/24 Arts & Creativity Grants are now closed.

Environmental Art & Design Prize 

This annual prize is open for artists and designers, Australia-wide to enter. The 2023 finalists will be announced on 16 June.


Once a year, we invite artists and creatives to apply for residency opportunities through our Artist Residency Program.

Public art opportunities 

Council has a number of evolving public art projects, including street art projects and public art throughout the Northern Beaches.

Other opportunities

Assistance for Creatives

A list of creative agencies and industry bodies providing up-to-date advice and support for artists, creatives and cultural workers


Poets Call Out - Spirit of Home

Submissions are invited for Spirit of Home, the 5th in an annual series of popular Manly Art Gallery & Museum...