Arts and Creativity Strategy

We are developing an Arts and Creativity Strategy which will create a new narrative for arts and creativity on the Northern Beaches.

We are developing an Arts and Creativity Strategy which will create a new narrative for arts and creativity on the Northern Beaches.

  • How to get involved

    12 days ago

    At its meeting on 27 November 2018, Council resolved to place the Draft Northern Beaches Arts and Creativity Strategy on public exhibition.

    View draft Arts and Creativity Strategy
    View Council Minutes

    We are keen to hear your thoughts on the draft Strategy and would appreciate if you could please complete a feedback form.

    View Feedback Form

    There will also be an opportunity to hear more about the project and provide verbal feedback at a community engagement event early next year; details to be provided, so watch this space.

    We are inviting feedback from the community until Sunday 17 February 2019

    At its meeting on 27 November 2018, Council resolved to place the Draft Northern Beaches Arts and Creativity Strategy on public exhibition.

    View draft Arts and Creativity Strategy
    View Council Minutes

    We are keen to hear your thoughts on the draft Strategy and would appreciate if you could please complete a feedback form.

    View Feedback Form

    There will also be an opportunity to hear more about the project and provide verbal feedback at a community engagement event early next year; details to be provided, so watch this space.

    We are inviting feedback from the community until Sunday 17 February 2019

  • Draft Strategy finalised

    18 days ago

    The draft Arts and Creativity Strategy has been finalised and will be presented to Council for their consideration on 27 November 2018.

    View Council Report (Item 11.7) - 27 November 2018
    View the Community Engagement Summary Report - November 2018

    Thank you to all those involved in defining a vision for the arts on the Northern Beaches!

    And congratulations to our three lucky winners of the on-line survey draw for $100 gift vouchers – Megan, Maira and Chris

    The draft Arts and Creativity Strategy has been finalised and will be presented to Council for their consideration on 27 November 2018.

    View Council Report (Item 11.7) - 27 November 2018
    View the Community Engagement Summary Report - November 2018

    Thank you to all those involved in defining a vision for the arts on the Northern Beaches!

    And congratulations to our three lucky winners of the on-line survey draw for $100 gift vouchers – Megan, Maira and Chris

  • Community engagement completed

    about 1 month ago

    Thank you to all those people who have for the massive interest in this project. More than 800 people have contributed so far!

    The first stage of the community engagement, setting the foundation for the draft Arts and Creativity Strategy has now been completed, and the research and analysis is well underway.

    International research provides a compelling case for promoting the arts as a powerful way of supporting health, wellbeing and bringing people together. For example, recent studies from the UK show that people who attended a cultural place or event in the previous 12 months were almost 60 per cent more likely to report good health to those who had not.

    The importance of the arts to our wellbeing is strongly reflected in the outcomes of the engagement to date, with 96% of surveyed Northern Beaches residents supporting Council’s role in the arts.

    The draft Strategy defines ways Council can work with the community to improve our urban places and creative spaces, enhance community cohesion, and improve participation and engagement. The draft Strategy is planned to be presented to Council at a meeting on 27 November, with another opportunity for the community to comment in early 2019.

    Thank you to all those people who have for the massive interest in this project. More than 800 people have contributed so far!

    The first stage of the community engagement, setting the foundation for the draft Arts and Creativity Strategy has now been completed, and the research and analysis is well underway.

    International research provides a compelling case for promoting the arts as a powerful way of supporting health, wellbeing and bringing people together. For example, recent studies from the UK show that people who attended a cultural place or event in the previous 12 months were almost 60 per cent more likely to report good health to those who had not.

    The importance of the arts to our wellbeing is strongly reflected in the outcomes of the engagement to date, with 96% of surveyed Northern Beaches residents supporting Council’s role in the arts.

    The draft Strategy defines ways Council can work with the community to improve our urban places and creative spaces, enhance community cohesion, and improve participation and engagement. The draft Strategy is planned to be presented to Council at a meeting on 27 November, with another opportunity for the community to comment in early 2019.
  • Futuring Workshop and Creative Mixer event

    4 months ago

    It was clear from the energy in the room at each of our main engagement activities for the Arts and Creativity Strategy that there is a strong and passionate desire to enhance the role of the arts on the Northern Beaches.

    Eighty people in total participated in the Futuring workshop and the Creative Mixer held in July. At both events there was a clear acknowledgement that arts and creativity have tremendous potential to improve our personal and community wellbeing, enhance our public places and strengthen our local economy. The Arts and Creative Strategy will explore how we can tap into this potential and make arts and creativity integral aspects of our daily lives on the Northern Beaches.

    Thank you to all who have participated so far. Your insights and perspectives are of tremendous help in setting a reference for collaboration and establishing a long term direction for the arts.

    It was clear from the energy in the room at each of our main engagement activities for the Arts and Creativity Strategy that there is a strong and passionate desire to enhance the role of the arts on the Northern Beaches.

    Eighty people in total participated in the Futuring workshop and the Creative Mixer held in July. At both events there was a clear acknowledgement that arts and creativity have tremendous potential to improve our personal and community wellbeing, enhance our public places and strengthen our local economy. The Arts and Creative Strategy will explore how we can tap into this potential and make arts and creativity integral aspects of our daily lives on the Northern Beaches.

    Thank you to all who have participated so far. Your insights and perspectives are of tremendous help in setting a reference for collaboration and establishing a long term direction for the arts.

  • Survey open

    5 months ago

    Let’s use the arts to create better places, a more vibrant local economy and stronger communities.

    Fill in our short survey to help build a vision for arts and creativity in our area.

    Complete the online survey by Sunday 12 August and enter into a draw to win one of three $100 Westfield gift vouchers!

    The survey is now CLOSED.

    Let’s use the arts to create better places, a more vibrant local economy and stronger communities.

    Fill in our short survey to help build a vision for arts and creativity in our area.

    Complete the online survey by Sunday 12 August and enter into a draw to win one of three $100 Westfield gift vouchers!

    The survey is now CLOSED.

  • Creative Mixer Event - SOLD OUT

    5 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who has registered their interest in attending our Creative Mixer event. The evening has sold out.

    If you missed out on that chance to be involved and still want to have your say, dont forget to complete our online survey and go into the draw to win one of three $100 Westfield gift vouchers.

    Survey closes Sunday 12 August 2018

    Thank you to everyone who has registered their interest in attending our Creative Mixer event. The evening has sold out.

    If you missed out on that chance to be involved and still want to have your say, dont forget to complete our online survey and go into the draw to win one of three $100 Westfield gift vouchers.

    Survey closes Sunday 12 August 2018

  • Creative Mixer Event and Survey

    5 months ago

    The Creative Mixer is your opportunity to help shape the future of arts and creativity on the Northern Beaches. Join us for refreshments and an action packed evening of performance, ideas and debate as we explore how creativity can better connect the Northern Beaches!

    During the session, you will be challenged to use your imagination and work with a diverse group of creatively minded people to set a long term vision and direction for the arts on the Northern Beaches. The workshop will help inform the development of an Arts and Creativity Strategy, which will define how the arts can nurture more liveable places and enhance community wellbeing.

    • Tuesday 31 July, 6.00 to 9.00pm at Park House, Mona Vale (light refreshments provided)
    Be quick to register your interest by 26 July; there are only limited places

    Know someone who should come along, share this invite and bring a friend!

    Can’t make it to the Creative Mixer?

    Share your ideas and provide your input by completing an online survey and go into the draw to win one of three $100 Westfield gift vouchers.

    Survey closes Sunday 12 August 2018

    The Creative Mixer is your opportunity to help shape the future of arts and creativity on the Northern Beaches. Join us for refreshments and an action packed evening of performance, ideas and debate as we explore how creativity can better connect the Northern Beaches!

    During the session, you will be challenged to use your imagination and work with a diverse group of creatively minded people to set a long term vision and direction for the arts on the Northern Beaches. The workshop will help inform the development of an Arts and Creativity Strategy, which will define how the arts can nurture more liveable places and enhance community wellbeing.

    • Tuesday 31 July, 6.00 to 9.00pm at Park House, Mona Vale (light refreshments provided)
    Be quick to register your interest by 26 July; there are only limited places

    Know someone who should come along, share this invite and bring a friend!

    Can’t make it to the Creative Mixer?

    Share your ideas and provide your input by completing an online survey and go into the draw to win one of three $100 Westfield gift vouchers.

    Survey closes Sunday 12 August 2018

  • Networking evening a success

    5 months ago

    Council recognises the importance of arts and creativity to community wellbeing and has recently made significant investments in this area to progress the community’s vision of a ‘safe, inclusive and connected community that lives in balance with its extraordinary coastal and bushland environment’.

    More than 200 community members participated in the networking and information sharing event at Glen Street Theatre on 16 May 2018. Musicians, painters, architects, urban designers, creatives, dancers and performers came together to enjoy an evening of jazz, energetic conversations, and to hear more about the planned Arts and Creativity Strategy, Creative Art Space, Avalon Place Plan, Mona Vale Performance Space and the Public Art Trail as well as talk to staff from our regional gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, about community needs and expectations.

    The event brought together a broad mix of people from different backgrounds and diverse experiences to talk about how these new exciting projects can improve and enhance the way we relate to each other and our environment on the Northern Beaches.

    The conversations on the night were energetic and it was clear that there is a lot of passion for the arts across Northern Beaches and a high level of community commitment and dedication.

    There will be more engagement around the Arts and Creativity Strategy, so watch this space!

    Council recognises the importance of arts and creativity to community wellbeing and has recently made significant investments in this area to progress the community’s vision of a ‘safe, inclusive and connected community that lives in balance with its extraordinary coastal and bushland environment’.

    More than 200 community members participated in the networking and information sharing event at Glen Street Theatre on 16 May 2018. Musicians, painters, architects, urban designers, creatives, dancers and performers came together to enjoy an evening of jazz, energetic conversations, and to hear more about the planned Arts and Creativity Strategy, Creative Art Space, Avalon Place Plan, Mona Vale Performance Space and the Public Art Trail as well as talk to staff from our regional gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, about community needs and expectations.

    The event brought together a broad mix of people from different backgrounds and diverse experiences to talk about how these new exciting projects can improve and enhance the way we relate to each other and our environment on the Northern Beaches.

    The conversations on the night were energetic and it was clear that there is a lot of passion for the arts across Northern Beaches and a high level of community commitment and dedication.

    There will be more engagement around the Arts and Creativity Strategy, so watch this space!

  • Arts and Culture Projects - Information and Networking Evening

    7 months ago

    We are hosting an Arts and Culture Information and Networking event at Glen Street Theatre -

    • Wednesday 16 May, 6.00 to 8.00pm.

    Come along to hear more about the strategy and other exciting arts and cultural projects happening on the Northern Beaches.

    We are hosting an Arts and Culture Information and Networking event at Glen Street Theatre -

    • Wednesday 16 May, 6.00 to 8.00pm.

    Come along to hear more about the strategy and other exciting arts and cultural projects happening on the Northern Beaches.

  • Background

    5 months ago

    Northern Beaches is home to a large and growing group of artists, creatives and entrepreneurs who contribute significantly to the vibrancy of our community and places. Our community enjoys and values arts and culture as integral aspects of community wellbeing on the Northern Beaches.

    Council wants to build on these values and creative momentum by working with the community to support a healthy, creative, culturally rich and socially connected community.

    To help achieve this, we are developing an Arts and Creativity Strategy that will set a long term direction for using arts and creativity to connect the Northern Beaches and enhance community wellbeing.

    The objectives of the Strategy are to:

    1. Inspire and support active community participation in arts, cultural initiatives and creative enterprises

    2. Promote the importance of art and culture for improved wellbeing

    3. Nurture creativity in the community

    Northern Beaches is home to a large and growing group of artists, creatives and entrepreneurs who contribute significantly to the vibrancy of our community and places. Our community enjoys and values arts and culture as integral aspects of community wellbeing on the Northern Beaches.

    Council wants to build on these values and creative momentum by working with the community to support a healthy, creative, culturally rich and socially connected community.

    To help achieve this, we are developing an Arts and Creativity Strategy that will set a long term direction for using arts and creativity to connect the Northern Beaches and enhance community wellbeing.

    The objectives of the Strategy are to:

    1. Inspire and support active community participation in arts, cultural initiatives and creative enterprises

    2. Promote the importance of art and culture for improved wellbeing

    3. Nurture creativity in the community