Executive Manager

Lauren van Katwyk


Lauren commenced as Executive Manager of Octapod in June 2021, and was previously a member of the Octapod board for three years.

Lauren has worked in public galleries in Australia and the UK specializing in audience development, visitor services, marketing and public programming. She is interested in developing young audiences in the arts, as well as supporting emerging and experimental practice, and is currently undertaking a Masters of Business Administration.

Contact details:
Phone: 02 4021 1605

Creative Producers

We're recruiting!

Octapod is currently taking CVs from event and project producers, programmers and managers working across all artistic mediums including art, music and performance.

We have a number of events scheduled for 2021, and are gathering new projects all the time. Projects may vary in timeframe from a couple of weeks to a couple of months worth of work.

No matter your level of experience, if you are just starting out, or are looking for your next ‘side hustle’ – please get in contact with us. Forward your CV and a brief cover letter to

Major Service Redesign

We're changing things up a bit.

During 2021, Octapod will present several events, including two micro TiNA festivals, one already presented in February and another programmed for October. We’re also focused in on our auspicing work – which helps more people and groups connect with grant sources to make great things happen in our community.

But alongside this work, we want to make sure that the services and events we develop and create are as useful as possible, and so we are taking a long hard look at ourselves and undertaking a human centred redesign.

In 2022, there will be some changes in our aims and aspirations as an organisation and of course what we deliver to the community will change too. We’re really looking forward to shouting our new programs and services from the rooftop! Find out more in early 2022, or subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to stay informed.