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New board member wanted

Octapod is seeking a new board member to join the team. This is a voluntary position that would suit someone with fundraising experience. The basic commitment is a 2 hour monthly meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month (6-8pm). Given the nature of this role, we would also like the new board member to […]

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Curators wanted for PODspace 2015

Octapod is offering curators the opportunity to get involved with PODspace on a voluntary basis by curating an exhibition in 2015. Following on from the success in 2014 of pop up exhibitions being curated by Alison Smith and Nicole Chaffey (Transit Town at The Station Masters Cottage at Nobbys Lighthouse), Gillean Shaw and Michaela Swan (Other […]

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New co-presenters wanted for TiNA 2015

JOIN US Octapod is looking for new co-presenters to join TiNA in 2015. Moving into 2015 and beyond, an annual call out will be announced to invite applications from organisations or groups interested in getting involved with TiNA at a programming level. This process will allow TINA to respond to emerging art practices and ensure the […]

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Smart Arts WORKSHOP: Think Big

Think Big A tailored, interactive workshop for small to medium creative enterprises and individuals on how to put ‘thinking’, ‘creative’ and ‘collaboration’ into business. The way to a successful future will be through collaborations – new and old (The Joined Up Innovation Report, March 2014), so join Newcastle’s creative practitioners and arts managers to focus […]

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‘Identity’ exhibition: Call for Artists

Octapod is calling for artists with disability or mental illness to get involved with an exhibition to be held at the Newcastle Art Space (NAS) as part of the PODspace pop up exhibition program in April/May 2015. The theme for the exhibition is ‘identity’ – a universal theme that we can all relate to. What defines who […]

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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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