More than ever, it’s important to support our artists, creatives and cultural workers so we’ve curated a handy list of resources, funding and support to keep you up to date. 

Assistance for creatives 

Northern Beaches Council Arts & Creativity Grants 2021

The Arts & Creativity Grants program supports this growth and developing an agile and sustainable sector. It does this by funding a range of projects, programs and activities providing opportunities for individual artists, cultural or creative workers, or arts organisations across all artforms. This annual program focusses on projects and initiatives that deliver direct benefit to individuals and communities within the Northern Beaches local government area. The 2021-2022 Grant rounds are now open: 10am, 28 June - 4pm, 2 August 2021. Find out more.

Support for Australian-based artists during COVID-19


Arts Law - FAQs for artists affected by COVID-19

Australia Council: COVID-19 Resources, Research and Assistance

Australia Council Facebook Group

Australian Arts Amidst COVID-19

Arts and Creative Industry - Digital support

Copyright Agency

Create NSW - Digitise Initiative (COVID-19 quick response)

Create NSW - Health and Wellbeing Initiative (COVID-19 quick response)

Create NSW - Small Project Grants (COVID-19 quick response)

Create NSW - State and Federal Government support in response to COVID-19

Creative Plus Business

How to apply for the Centrelink coronavirus supplement as a sole trader

NAVA Covid-19 Impact Survey

Support Act

Opportunities and income

Australia Council $5 million Support Package

Australian Cultural Fund

Create NSW - Frequency Initiative for Arts and Culture

Create NSW - Small Project Grants (Quick Response)

Creative Partnerships Australia - Match Lab

History Council of NSW - awards and prizes

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) NSW Creative Industries Residency Program

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) - $3,000 Carstairs Prize

Screen Australia Funding

Artwork Archive's Art Business Accelerator Grant

Connect and create

The Urban Field Naturalist Project

Public Spaces Ideas Competition

ACCA Open – Digital Commissions

AGNSW – Together in Art

Australia Council

Creative Connections – Webinar Series

An Artist's Guide to Social Media Marketing - Artwork Archive guide

Facebook groups for connecting arts practitioners:

Information and Cultural Exchange ICE - Quarantine Diaries

AFTRS Online Courses

Online Courses for Arts Workers

Performing Lines – COVID-19 Edition

Creative Capital Resources – arts resources during COVID-19

Brand X – online opportunities

Local artist Heidi Lee provides art classes online for people on the NDIS

Art Est Art School and Gallery – online art classes for children and adults

Artist Richard Briggs - drawings to colour in

Quarantine Art Club - Carson Ellis

List of Live Concerts - watch/listen

Engaging local communities

Google Arts and Culture

Museums and Galleries NSW – places to engage during social distancing

Biennale of Sydney – online

Sydney Opera House – online

ACMI – online

MCA Virtual - online

Sydney Theatre Company – online

Carriageworks - Journal

Creative Video Games

23 Arts Works - online

Urban Photography Projects

Art and environment

The Wetland Project

Life Under Lockdown – Mapping Project

The Return of Victory Gardens


The Big Read – Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Tips for Going Digital - emerging writers festival

Theatre and dance

The Space – culture to your couch

Creative Kids Online 

Online creative lessons, activities and workshops, through the Service NSW Creative Kids Program.

A Parent's Toolkit: Art Projects for Kids & Teens - Artwork Archive

Check out these local registered online providers on the Northern Beaches.


Alien Guitar Secrets

Justine Bartha Music

Sing Now Studio

Visual Arts

Sydney Art Space

Creative Writing

Zena Shapter

A Way with Words


Bourne 2 Dance

Cox Academy of Irish Dance

Seaforth Dance Academy

The Dance House

Tanya Brooks Dance Academy


Photo Workshop Australia


Bricks 4 Kids