Hello creative people!

Welcome to Northern Beaches Creatives your online directory for creative professions in the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
We are here to increase your visibility to locals, businesses and other creatives and to help you build new creative connections.

The directory showcases creative professionals living or working in the Northern Beaches Council region of Sydney.

You can see the full area covered on the home page.

You can see our full list of suburbs covered on the Northern Beaches Council website.

If you are not in the Northern Beaches and feel your area should have a similar directory, please get in touch and we can chat about the creation and funding process for this project.

Here at Northern Beaches Creatives we want to support the whole creative sector and as such we’ve strived to include all the creative professions we can sitting under the following industry umbrellas:

  • Writing
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Screen
  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Creative Services

You can see the full list of creative professions listed in the Professions menu at the top of the page. 

If your profession is not available and you feel it should be included, please do get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

No. Northern Beaches Creatives is completely free for creatives in the Northern Beaches council area.

The Northern Beaches Creatives directory provides a locally based platform for audiences and creatives to find you. 

The google maps location feature is unique to a directory such as this and helps to increase the discoverability and ease of searching for customers and collaborators. 

Our site is another doorway to your work. Your profile will encourage visitors to connect to you through your contact details and links to your website or other platforms. 

Our Instagram and Facebook channels also provide a curated view of our local creative sector – amplifying your reach on these platforms.

Your Northern Beaches Creatives profile is your opportunity to be discovered by new customers and collaborators, so please do consider what information will showcase you best. Incomplete profiles will not be published, but will be returned to you for additional information. 

Please include the following:

Business Name:
This will be the name that the profile will go under. It should be your company name, or your name if you operate under your own name

This is optional, but provides an opportunity to give a short summary under your company name introducing visitors to what you do.

As an example, the tagline for Old Mate Media is: “We make and publish world-class books you 100% own”

Business Address:
You can include your full address or simply select your suburb. Should you include your full address it will allow visitors to navigate to your premises with Google maps.

Please include a link to your website. If you do not have one, but have a profile that you use as your main platform, include that link here.

Industry and Profession:
Please select your industry first and then the relevant professions.

Note that you can select multiple industries and multiple professions.

Please provide up to 300 words that introduces your business or your creative practice. You can include any achievements you wish to highlight here. 

You can use the provided formatting tools to break up your description with headings, bold text and bullets or lists.

This is also the space to link to any platforms not covered in the Social Media options. You can do this by using the link tool in the editing options This could include platforms such as: 

  • Tik Tok
  • Reddit
  • Snapchat
  • Goodreads
  • Pinterest
  • Medium
  • Vimeo
  • DeviantArt
  • Behance

Social Media:
Here you can include links to your profiles on the following platforms:

  • Facebook 
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube

You can include a link to a video on YouTube. If you do not have a YouTube channel, please send the video to connect@northernbeachescreatives.com.au. We can upload to our YouTube channel and provide a link for you.

These will sit in a carousel above your profile and can be updated as you have more information to add. These will showcase your creative work to visitors.

Creative Logo:
Clients who visit the site want to know who they are working with. This image will crop to a circle, therefore square images work best.  Size should be no less than 500×500 pixels. Maximum 200KB.

The directory is for the creative individual or business. So you, rather than your products. For example, you can create a profile for yourself as an author and include your books in your profile. 

The process to create your profile is very simple. Just follow the instructions on our sign up page, and of course, please get in touch if you get stuck or have any concerns.