Octapod Executive Manager to depart

Octapod Executive Manager David Couri will step down in his role at the end of September.   Octapod Board Chair Lauren van Katwyk made the announcement today, also announcing ...

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 ...

$25,000 national art prize launches in Lake Mac

A new $25,000 national acquisitive art prize has launched in the region with leading artists from across Australian expected to submit works. The Lake Art Prize, unveiled by the ...

Art About Not Making Art: Paid Opportunity for Emerging / Early-Career Artists

At this time of the year, Tantrum would normally be launching Trajectory Residency to provide local emerging artists with space, time and support to make new creative works. In ...

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 ...

Notice of AGM | Call for Board Members

Octapod believes that arts and culture are critical to the social and economic health of our local community. Our vision is of a diverse and thriving arts and cultural ...

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 ...

Self Publishing – an online course with Nigel George

Build a successful writing career today. Commencing March: Self Publishing – an online course Have you heard about self publishing, but not sure it’s your thing? Does self publishing sound like ...

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. ...

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, ...