We believe that the arts is critical to the social, cultural and economic health of Newcastle and the Lower Hunter region.


Storm_Creative_Exchange_Photo_Justine_Cogan_2016Octapod is an arts organisation based in Newcastle with a vision of a thriving and inclusive creative sector in the Lower Hunter region.

We focus on:

  • – providing leadership to the creative sector to support its resilience and sustainability.
    – providing opportunities for artists to develop their creative and professional skills as well as test out new ideas.
    – taking a community cultural development approach to supporting participation in the arts by diverse communities as creators, participants, audiences and leaders.


Find out more about how we support the SECTOR, ARTISTS and COMMUNITY of our region.