Octapod awarded grant for COVID-19 Response

We are thrilled to announce that Octapod has been confirmed as a recipient of funding support from Create NSW COVID-19 Response ‘Digitise’ Initiative. The grant will see us provide ...

This Is Not Art 2020 – Programming Announcement

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19 and in the interest of safety, TiNA live programming has been cancelled for 2020. Our annual programming that usually takes place ...

Octapod gets a new home

Octapod is thrilled to announce our new home at Newcastle Art Space located in Islington. Established in 1983 as the Newcastle Community Arts Centre (NCAC), Newcastle Art Space is ...

NEWCASTLE EMERGING ARTIST PRIZE 2020

Entries for this year’s annual Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (NEAP) are now open, boasting over $9,500 in prizes to be won. It reviews the emerging art of today over ...

Octapod seeks new Executive Manager

Octapod is seeking to appoint a new Executive Manager to lead the organisation into its next phase. Our organisation Octapod believes that arts and culture are critical to the ...

Staging Colours – Call out to performers

STAGING COLOURS AT THE RIVERLINK Calling all performers. From 27 March to 18 May 2019 The Riverlink at The Levee, Central Maitland will host a small stage that is ...

New Culture Hunter website coming soon

Octapod is excited to announce that Culture Hunter is changing…on 31 March the Culture Hunter portal will be embedded in the new Octapod website. We’re aiming to create the most ...

Join the Crack Theatre Festival Board

A dynamic and grassroots organisation, Crack Theatre Festival Inc is seeking expressions of interest from superstars  who want to be part of something special. As a member of the ...

ARTIST CALL OUT: Tea Gardens Public School’s 42nd Easter Art & Craft Expo

Tea Gardens Public School Call Out for artists and artisans for 2019 Easter Art and Craft Expo. We are celebrating our 42nd year, and would like to invite new ...

National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) Artist Call Out 2019

The National Young Writers’ Festival is now taking artist applications! The festival takes place in Newcastle 3-6 October as part of This is Not Art festival (TiNA) and artists can participate through panels, ...

Stencil Art Prize – Call for Entries

The Stencil Art Prize is a touring exhibition of the world’s biggest, best and most daring artists that use the technique of cutting stencil layers, and painting a design. ...

Creative Opportunities and Paid Intership with Tantrum Youth Arts and Branch Nebula

If push came to shove and things were shaken up, what’s precious to you and what could you do without? As Tantrum’s BIG project in 2019, The Shake Up ...