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Maitland Arts: Accessible and Inclusive FREE Forum

Following on from the success of a similar forum in Port Stephens in April, Octapod is presenting a free forum on 9 May that will bring together the arts and disability communities of Maitland to discuss access and inclusion in the arts within the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The day aims to inspire […]

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UP&UP Graffiti Art Workshops

Octapod is proud to support the UP&UP Graffiti Workshops in the April 2016 school holidays. You don’t have to be a street artist to enjoy these interactive workshops. Just turn up & have fun!! The workshops will be facilitated by Shane (Tunz1) and Faith from UP&UP. During the workshop the group will all create a street art […]

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Soap Box in the House – a National Youth Week event

The Soap Box Music Studio is a mobile program which aims to engage young people in exploring their lives through the medium of music. The program uses Hip Hop and other musical forms to expand their creativity and willingness to express the current issues and values that are important to them.This ‘Pop-Up’ Soap Box in […]

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Port Stephens Arts: Inclusive and Accessible FORUM

This free forum on 8 April will bring together the arts and disability communities of Port Stephens to discuss access and inclusion in the arts within the context of the upcoming launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The day aims to inspire individuals with and without disability and organisations from the arts and […]

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Creative Access Network gathering

The Newcastle Creative Access Network is holding its first gathering for 2016 at the Newcastle Art Gallery with a floor talk by the Gallery’s Curator and a guided viewing of the Just Draw exhibition. Open to anyone with an interest in access and inclusion in the arts, the Newcastle Creative Access Network has been facilitated by […]

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Smart Arts Port Stephens: Open for Registration

Octapod is excited to announce that registrations are now open for Smart Arts Port Stephens. Following a recent community consultation with creatives in the Port Stephens area, a tailored program of workshops and one on one consultations is now being offered in March and April. Smart Arts Port Stephens is a series of workshops and individual consultations […]

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This is Not Art (TiNA) Artist Call Out and Information Sessions

The annual TiNA Artist Call Out is now open. Artists are invited to apply directly to co-presenters National Young Writers’ Festival, Critical Animals and Crack Theatre Festival. If your practice falls between the cracks of experimental theatre, contorts words or turns critical thinking on its head, TiNA may well be for you. The place where artists come together, share […]

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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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