• Courtesy of: Connor Neil Photography

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.

Mona Vale Creative Pop-Up

A new creative pop-up space is coming soon in May, to the heart of the village centre in Mona Vale.  

There will be a makers shop and three studio spaces for creatives to make and sell their work. Affordable rates at $60 per week for studio space and $30 per day for the makers shop.

Applications to hire are now open.

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Avalon Workshop - spaces for hire

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

Find out more

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

NSW Government’s Live Music Support package

Applications now open!

Do you run a live music venue that has suffered financial hardship as a result of COVID-19? You may be eligible for the NSW Government's Live Music Support package.

Eligible businesses can apply for funding for operational costs related to running their venue, including, but not limited to, employing musicians and support crew.

Applications close Monday 19 April 2021. More information and applications available at Service NSW 

Other resources

Refer to this list of other 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 Opportunities - closed

Here's some of our previous cultural, performance, public art and event opportunities.

Creative Toolkit

See the series of professional development workshops for artists and makers