There are plenty of ways you can get involved - you can attend one of our events, come to us for advice when you have a project idea, volunteer on one of our projects, make a donation or use our facilities. To find out how you can get involved, email admin[at]octapod.org or call 0415 699 227.
Becoming a member of Octapod is a great way to show your support for the arts. Members receive discounts on workshops and special events as well as cheap access to meeting/workshop space and Octapod’s Media Space (video editing equipment). Fill in our online APPLICATION FORM or DOWNLOAD the application to print and join today.
We are seeking NEW members to join the board. Octapod board members are responsible for the overall governance of the organisation - getting involved at this level is a great opportunity to use your skills for the benefit of the community. For more information, please contact Christina Robberds via admin[at]octapod.org
There are no paid positions available at the moment.
Learn first hand about working for a busy arts organisation and have the opportunity to extend and develop your skills.
Octapod generally accepts applications for student placements for 2nd semester each year. All positions are also suitable for volunteer roles. For the full list of student/volunteer opportunities, go to: http://octapod.org/student-placements
We may also be able to tailor a suitable volunteer role to suit your skills and experience. For more information: Contact Christina Robberds via admin[at]octapod.org or 0415 699 227.
Student placements can be taken at any time during the year, provided that a meaningful work experience is available. Getting involved with our projects is a great way to develop your skills, and placements start in Semester 2. This opportunity is open to final year students at the University of Newcastle, Hunter TAFE as well as qualified persons looking for voluntary work in the arts.
For more information about student placements: Contact admin[at]octapod.org or call 0415 699 227.
For a full list of current placements see: student placement opportunities
Octapod is a registered charity and also has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, which means that making a donation is even more attractive as donors receive a tax deduction for donations above $2!
Octapod invites donations to its Cultural Activities Public Fund, which has been set up to further its principal purpose, namely "...the promotion of cultural activities in the Hunter region and elsewhere in Australia including but not limited to those involving literature, music, performing arts, visual arts, craft, design, film, video, television, radio, information and communication tecnhology, and cultural heritage; community cultural development of the Hunter region."
Octapod is most well known as the producer of the annual This Is Not Art Festival, but it also acts as a resource base for other creative projects, events, festivals and media production initiatives, and as a key cultural organisation for the local creative community.
Donations can be made in person in the office (for cash donations), or by cheque/money order (made out to ‘The Octapod Association’).
Octapod is currently seeking pro bono assistance in the following areas: fundraising and marketing/communications. If you would like to contribute your skills, please contact Christina via admin[at]octapod.org or call 0415 699 227.