Arts and Culture


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Celebrate. Inspire. Connect.

Northern Beaches Council is working to foster the growth of creativity in our area with major arts events, community grants and prizes, creative spaces for artists, and an integrated Creative Strategy.

Artists Call Outs

There are currently no artist call outs at this time.

If you would like to get involved, residents and artists are welcome to join the creative mailing list so we can invite you to exhibitions, artists talks, artistic opportunities and networking events. Email

Prizes, Competitions and Cultural Events

Northern Beaches Council hosts cultural events throughout the year. These include the popular Guringai Festival and the annual Warringah Art Exhibition which has become the most prestigious art competition on the northern beaches, drawing artists from all over NSW. Forest Community Arts Centre and the Tramshed Arts and Community Centres in Narrabeen both hold annual art and craft events that showcase creativity in our area.

Courses and Training

Our commitment to creativity is reflected in the range of art and craft classes offered to people of all ages and abilities at our Community Centres, Community Colleges and the TAFE Northern Institute at Brookvale.

Creative Spaces

We support creative practice in our area by providing quality venues and creative spaces including Glen Street Theatre and YOYO's and the Creative Space.

Council Grants and Funding

Our grants and funding program supports the professional development of creative workers in our community and seeks to enhance our cultural landscape.

Aboriginal Culture

Council acknowledges the heritage and culture of the Guringai people who are the original owners of this coastal area. Our support of the Aboriginal Heritage Office reflects that acknowledgement. The Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO) was established in 2000 to protect and preserve Aboriginal heritage in the northern Sydney region.

In this section you can find

NORTHERN BEACHES ART PRIZE - Finalists Exhibitions

The Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah Art Prize) began in 1955 and is the Northern Beaches' most prestigious art competition, with $27...

What's On at Creative Space

A special venue for the promotion of creativity on the Northern Beaches

Creative Space

A special venue for creativity on the Northern Beaches
Warringah Creative Space

The Making of Creative Space

Council has risen to the "reuse" challenge in this innovative project to create a new community space for the arts.
Jacqui Giuliano Kimbriki Artist Resident

Artist Residency Program

Our Artist Residency Programs support the arts on the Northern Beaches.