• Brian Ritchie, Satu Vänskä and Jim Moginie perform at Manly Art Gallery & Museum as part of the 2019 MAG&M Music Lounge series

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


MAG&M Design Shop - Suppliers 2021 Call Out 

Would you like to become a Design Shop Retailer in 2021?

MAG&M’s Design Shop supports local creatives by showcasing their work for sale and we are looking for new retailers for 2021.

Entries open: Monday 12 October 2020

Entries close: Friday 23 November 2020

Successful designers and makers will be contacted: Monday 11 December 2021

Items required at gallery from Monday 25 January 2021.

Apply online via SmartyGrants and we could be selling your work tomorrow.


Artists' Book Award

The 2021 acquisitive Northern Beaches Artists’ Book Award is open to all artists with an artists’ book they have created within the past two years. 

All selected works in the 2021 award will be displayed at Manly Art Gallery & Museum during February/March 2021. Winning works will be acquired as part of the Northern Beaches Libraries’ collection.

Entries open: Monday 21 September 2020

Entries close: Friday 27 November 2020

Exhibition dates: Friday 19 February to Sunday 28 March 2021

For further information contact:

Grant opportunities

Arts and Creativity Grants

Artists, arts workers, creatives, collectives and cultural organisations are encouraged to apply for Council’s annual Arts and Creativity Grants Program.

Individual Creative Projects: up to $5,000

Creative Community Projects: up to $10,000

Creative Industry Innovation Projects: up to $10,000

Applications have now closed. View the recipients of the 2020/21 Arts and Creativity Grants program.

Creative sector funding and opportunities

We have curated a list of resources, sector support, funding and creative opportunities for artists to access during COVID-19. 

Ongoing opportunities

Express your interest in one of our projects listed below. Check out our previous projects.

Artist residency program

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

Image: Michele Seminara at MAG&M, 2020 

Poetry Alive 2020

Live poetry reading at Manly Art Gallery & Museum.