Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Northern Beaches Council Creative Community Support Grants

To help the Northern Beaches creative community adapt to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Council is offering Creative Community Support Grants to eligible artists and small creative organisations/groups to evolve their work practice, grow new community partnerships and engage with the local community.

This program does not exclude applicants from eligibility to Council’s annual Arts and Creativity Grants program.

Funding Available

From $500 - $3,000

Applicants may apply for grants to support:

  • creative solutions to help communities reconnect and rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic
  • the digital presentation of creative work and performance, or delivery of creative programming online
  • development of networks, partnerships and resources for the sector to adapt to change and build resilience
  • research, creative development and/or presentation of new small-scale arts projects or performances (delivered within the prevailing social distancing guidelines)

Key Dates

Monday 18 May                     Applications open

Sunday 31 May                      Applications close

Friday 19 June                       Applicants notified of outcome

By 30 June                              Funding Distributed 



Individual artists, sole traders, not-for-profit artist collectives, or small businesses with up to nine employees, based within the Northern Beaches Local Government Area, are eligible to apply.

To read the full Program Guidelines and to apply visit our website:

For enquiries please email Northern Beaches Council Arts & Culture team at: or call 99422560

Applications close
31 May 2020
Amount Upon Application
All artforms
Grant Type
Audience development
Community Partnership
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Applicant Type
New South Wales
Manly Art Gallery and Museum (opens in new window)
Anna Booty