Be kind, be creative

If this pandemic is an opportunity for change, let’s start paying the arts their dues.

While restrictions and social distancing are in place, attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19, our arts and culture continue to lead the way, offering new opportunities to respond creatively to an ever-evolving situation.

There are endless ways for our community to get involved through the arts. Make sure you check back regularly for new initiatives and upcoming projects.


Share your art when in lockdown

We're calling on all local artists and aspiring creators to help capture this historical moment, When in Lockdown. 

A curated selection of works will be exhibited at the Manningham Art Gallery in 2021, in a post-pandemic exhibition that showcases artworks that have been made during or inspired by the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Submit your artwork


Join an online art class

We're delivering a suite of free online art courses to help you respond creatively during this time.

Classes are available for both adults and children, as well as beginners and those with experience.

Find a class