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.

Emerging Curator Program

Design and produce a funded exhibition and/or series of public events, mentored by the curators at Manly Art Gallery & Museum.

Applications open Mon 5 February - Mon 4 March, 2024.

Arts & Creativity Grants

An annual grant program supporting creatives, artists, arts workers, creatives, collectives and cultural organisations. 

The 2024/25 grant round will open late June 2024. 

Environmental Art & Design Prize 

Artists and designers Australia-wide are invited to enter this annual prize.

Applications open Wed 20 March – Sun 19 May, 2024.

Artist Residency Program 

An annual residency program supporting artists and creatives to explore their practice and develop new work. 

Public Art

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

Spaces for hire

Curl Curl Creative Space

A contemporary community art space for exhibitions, performances, and creative programming. Find out more

Mona Vale Creative Shop, Studios and Gallery

A makers shop, studio spaces, and gallery for creatives to create, present, and sell their work in the heart of Mona Vale's village centre. Find out more

Avalon Creative Workshop Space and Studios

Flexible space to run a workshop or host a creative happening. Find out more

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...


Emerging Curator Program

Emerging Curator Program

Following a successful inaugural year in 2023, the Emerging Curator Program returns to provide an early-practice curator the opportunity to produce a funded exhibition and series of pu

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