Background

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