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Volunteer | Student Placements now available

Get involved with Octapod through a volunteer or student placement and gain real world creative industries experience. We offer volunteer and student placements year round and currently have a range of positions available, including marketing interns, event management assistants, curatorial assistants and general TINA Festival volunteers.   Check out the full list of current volunteer and student […]

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Octapod AGM: New board | Annual Report 2014

At the Octapod Annual General Meeting held on Monday 15 June 2015, all existing board members successfully re-nominated for the board, and were joined by two new members, Bill Robertson and Jo McGregor. The Octapod board now consists of: Richard De Martin (Chair), John Biswas (Deputy Chair), Amanda Macokatic (Treasurer), Mitch Davies (Secretary), Martin McKenzie […]

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TiNA – First Co-Presenter Program announcement!

This October, the ninth annual Crack Theatre Festival will take over vacant spaces in Newcastle to present a range of new experimental performances from across Australia including theatre, visual arts, dance, circus, comedy and much more! Presented as part of the independent arts festival, This Is Not Art (TiNA), Crack Theatre Festival is an avenue […]

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FREE Placemaking Workshop with Tre Borden (USA): 5 June

Talk to Bec, Octapod, Ideation at Work and Newcastle NOW present a placemaking workshop with Tre Borden, a creative consultant and placemaker from Sacremento, USA. Hear from Tre about some of the projects he’s worked on including Exhibit S, a unique experiment of artist studios, gallery and gallery store that provided a collaborative platform for […]

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TiNA Survey: Tell us what you think

Produced by Octapod in Newcastle since 1998, This Is Not Art (known to friends as TiNA) has grown to become one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals. Forever responding and evolving, TiNA fosters and celebrates creative innovation and experimentation across a diversity of practices. TiNA is here for all to enjoy, so we […]

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Smart Arts presents Good Governance – Building the Framework

Smart Arts presents ‘Good Governance – Building the Framework’, a tailored interactive workshop and training and consultation opportunity for local not for profit arts and cultural boards and committees, and the senior staff who support them. Leadership of a not for profit board or committee can be incredibly rewarding but sometimes governance is difficult to […]

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Call for nominations: Octapod Access Committee

### DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 12 JUNE 5PM ### Octapod is seeking nominations to form the inaugural Octapod Access Committee. This Committee will be responsible for providing advice and guidance regarding the development of Octapod‘s Creative Access Program in line with our Octapod Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2013-2017 and will be a sub-committee of the Octapod Board. Octapod supports the philosophy of ‘nothing about us, without us’ and therefore advocates […]

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Octapod AGM 18 May

Octapod’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday 18 May, 7-8pm at Pachamama House, 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton. Come along and share with us as we celebrate the achievements of 2014. Drinks and nibbles provided. Octapod members are invited to consider joining the board. This voluntary role has a commitment of a 2 hour […]

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PODspace presents ‘Identity’ exhibition

PODspace in association with the Disability Network Hunter presents its first pop up exhibition for 2015 with ‘Identity’ at Newcastle Art Space from 16 April – 3 May. ‘Identity’ explores this universal theme – what defines who you are? What makes you tick? How do you express that? Each of the artists has responded in […]

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Creative Access Network explores the visual arts

If you are interested in inclusive arts practice or want to find out more about the local visual arts scene come to the next Creative Access Network meeting at the Newcastle Community Arts Centre. There will be a presentation about the Centre’s diverse arts programs and we will take an accessible tour of some of the […]

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