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TiNA Marketing Manager wanted

Octapod is looking for a Marketing Manager to develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy for the 2015 This is Not Art (TiNA) festival designed to promote the festival at both a national and local level. Tasks range from developing the marketing strategy, developing an ad sales strategy, liaising with the designer, co-ordinating the distribution […]

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Critical Animals seeking new co-director for 2015

Join Critical Animals as a co-director in 2015. As Critical Animals contemplate the many iterations of the ‘Possible Futures’ highlighted at their 2014 festival, held as part of This is Not Art (TiNA) – they now look forward to another year of presenting experimental work by all you folk out there. As they approach Critical Animals’ 12th year, they want to invite […]

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Culture Hunter is changing

CULTURE HUNTER IS CHANGING! We are working behind the scenes to improve the functionality of the site and refresh the look. The site will soon cover the Lower Hunter region only and will revolve around art forms. This mean that the Directory section will be easier to navigate. The Lower Hunter has an amazing diversity of […]

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Pachamama House Open Day

Our new space, Pachamama House, has been operating for about a year now, and so it’s time for the first Open Day. Everyone is welcome to come along for a BBQ, drinks, live music, workshops and family fun! Find out what is going on in your local community hub. Sunday 30 November 12 til 5PM. 21 Gordon […]

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New TiNA Executive Producer WANTED

Use your initiative to deliver the This is Not Art Festival (TiNA) in Newcastle. Octapod is seeking an Executive Producer to plan and manage the delivery of the TINA festival for 2015. The TiNA Executive Producer is responsible for supervising and managing festival logistics, programming and scheduling festival events in consultation with co-presenters, funding, sponsorship and fundraising, […]

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Creative Access Network ‘amongst the pages’ at the Newcastle Library…

Join us ‘amongst the pages’ at the Newcastle Region Library for a personalised tour of this accessible venue and its inclusive resources! We are pleased to announce that the Director of the Hunter Writers Centre will present a specialised one hour writing workshop for promising writers of short stories or blogs, poetry or prose. Octapod will also […]

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Smart Arts launches 13 November

In collaboration with The City of Newcastle and The Business Centre Newcastle Region, Octapod presents the Smart Arts series supporting the creative industries through a series of workshops and expert panel discussions. Kicking of with The Business of Being Creative –  a workshop tailored exclusively to build the business skills of creative people and includes everything you need to know […]

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Simone’s TiNA Festival Wrap Up

Well, it is a rather sullen moment when you realise you have to wait a whole year to see This Is Not Art (TiNA) again. Luckily, we each have a collection of unique TiNA memories that will get us by until our next creative long weekend. As a TiNA Festival Director it can often be […]

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Smart Arts program launched

Octapod is excited to announce that it has partnered with The City of Newcastle and The Business Centre (Newcastle Region) to offer a series of capacity building events to support the creative industries in Newcastle. The Hunter is home to an innovative and dynamic Creative Industries community. The Smart Arts series aims to provide business and […]

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WordPress developer wanted for Culturehunter.org

Culture Hunter –  the Hunter’s online arts directory and information hub – is going to get a new look and will become centred around artforms. We are really excited about these plans and are looking for a savvy WordPress developer to work with us to improve the site’s aesthetics and functionality. We want the job […]

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