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.


Short term hire available at Creative Space 

July - September 2020

Why not experiment at Creative Space? 

Our community is passionate about supporting local artists and business. Now is a great time to test the market with your latest locally-made products, try out a new curatorial concept and build your audience.

We’re taking short term bookings for workshops, exhibitions, pop-up shops and more at our purpose-built, affordable art space at North Curl Curl.  


Artist Call Out: Mona Vale Mural Project

EOI closes 24 July

Submissions for the Bungan Lane Street Art Project are now open.

We are seeking talented artists to produce concepts for a large-scale art mural in Mona Vale. The artwork, planned for an 11m high (approx.) wall at the back of 20 Bungan Street, will bring colour and life to the laneway area and utilise the talents of young, local creatives who will help paint and install the final artwork.

Council’s Street Art program aims to make creativity visible and accessible in public places, and this project aims to reduce the levels of graffiti and anti-social behaviour on the Northern Beaches.

Download the EOI document to find out more about our latest street art initiative.

This EOI is now closed.


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 for the 2020 Arts and Creativity Grants program have closed.


In the Community

ADFAS (Ku-ring-gai) Emerging Artist Award 2020

Artists under the age of 35, working in all media, including performance and site responsive projects, are welcome to apply for a one-month studio residency and solo exhibition opportunity at Eramboo Artist Environment in Terrey Hills, located on the edge of the Ku-ring-gai National Park.

Applications close 15 August 2020.


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 detail: William Blake, Notebook c.1787 - c.1847

Poetry Alive 2020

Submissions are invited for the 6th annual Manly Art Gallery & Museum live poetry readings event.