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Welcome TINA 2016 team

This is Not Art (TiNA) 2016 once again promises artists from around Australia with the opportunity to come together, share work, test ideas, meet new people and explore the Newcastle CBD. The festival is committed to supporting emerging and experimental practices across theatre and performance, writing, visual arts, dance, electronic art and music. This year welcomes […]

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Port Stephens Cultural Interagency to unpack Smart Arts Port Stephens

Smart Arts Port Stephens will be ‘unpacked’ at this Port Stephens Cultural Interagency… The evening is designed as an information session to outline the program – Smart Arts Port Stephens – that will run in the first half of 2016. The session is for two distinct audiences from within Port Stephens: Local groups with an interest in […]

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The Storm: Creative Exchange

Octapod and Open Cage Ensemble present “The Storm”: a creative community arts residency at Nobbys Beach and surrounds on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the 2016 Summer School Holidays. Expect to find FREE interactive art installations, workshops and pop-up performances people of all ages, with and without disability, can enjoy. See the full program.  Inspired by Shakespeare’s […]

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School Holiday Graffiti Art Workshops

Are you interested in street & graffiti art? Do you want to get creative during the school holidays? Join Tunz1 a heavyweight of the Newcastle Hip Hop scene for a School Holiday Graffiti Art Workshop. Tunz1 has been around since the 80’s. His classic style has traditional elements & techniques that can be seen across […]

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Paid opportunities with Crack Theatre Festival 2016

If you’ve been interested in working with the Festival, or getting large-scale event experience, now is a great time to come aboard. Though the Festival is in Newcastle, our staff are based around Australia – as long as you’re across connecting through time zones, are organised, committed and have great taste in trashy 90’s music*, we want […]

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INVITATION: Creative sector conversation

INVITATION: Newcastle Arts and Cultural Sector – Professional Development and Capacity Building In response to the Smart Arts consultation in September, and in the spirit of working together and open dialogue, join Smart Arts to hear about 2016 programming and get some practical tips and ideas around: Networking/Collaboration Marketing/Communication Information Let’s keep working together to invest […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Newcastle Artist Run Initiative

Octapod is seeking artists, makers and those interested in the visual arts to be involved in a supported Artist Run Initiative throughout 2016. This inclusive Artist Run Initiative Project will support skills building and industry connections, and is designed to be purposeful, self-managed and self-led after twelve months. The aim is to support the professional development of […]

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Newcastle Community Feast

The Newcastle Community Feast will bring together people from culturally diverse backgrounds for an afternoon of shared food and music, drawn from their respective cultures, and will be held as part of the official launch of the Women of Heritage exhibition. The Feast will bring together the artists from the Women of Heritage project, their family and […]

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Community Deaf Arts Forum

Accessible Arts, Octapod and Newcastle Community Art Centre have partnered to present a Community Deaf Arts Forum that will provide the opportunity for members of the Deaf/hard of hearing community to discuss opportunities to engage with the arts community in the Newcastle/Hunter region. This event is an initiative of Accessible Arts for Deaf and hard […]

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The Storm | Theatre by the Beach

Over the 2015/2016 summer Octapod will work with Open Cage Theatre to undertake a theatre residency in the Nobbys and Newcastle Beach precinct involving a multi-disciplinary inclusive performance ensemble. The project utilises the concept of art as placemaking and provides an opportunity for people with mixed ability to engage with the coastal community around storytelling […]

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