Category Archives: News

Smart Art Includes You – In School Program

Octapod has partnered with Ability Links NSW and Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH) to deliver a program called ‘Smart Art Includes You’ across Hunter region schools during Term 2 this year.  Primary and High Schools across the region including the Central Coast, Upper Hunter and Port Stephens will experience workshops and presentations with CDAH Peer […]

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Creative Streets grant workshop – Maitland

Octapod will be running a FREE grant writing workshop at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Thursday 5 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm to will assist artists to develop high quality applications for Maitland City Council’s Creative Streets program. Auslan interpreted event. Maitland City Council is calling for Expression of Interest for their Creative Streets program which funds artists […]

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Board members wanted

Octapod is looking for two new people to join the board at the upcoming AGM in May. We are looking for a new Treasurer and a General Member with contracts experience. If you don’t fit into either category but are interested, please still get in touch. We want people who have bright ideas, relevant skills […]

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Critical Animals Curator CALL OUT

Curator Callout! Have a good idea or two and a bit of curatorial experience under your belt? Been dreaming up the perfect collection of artists and just wondering where you might be able to exhibit them? Sounds like you need to apply to be the Critical Animals’ 2018 Project Curator! What Does this Involve? Critical […]

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Seeds of Youth

Octapod and Newcastle Music Collective present SEEDS OF YOUTH at the Mayfield Skate Park as part of NSW Youth Week, also celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Mayfield Skate Park. Sunday 15 April 2018 2 – 6pm Mayfield Skate Park, Dangar Park, Mayfield East FREE ENTRY – All ages —SET TIMES— 2pm – Diplazar 3pm […]

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CREATIVE BUSINESS WORKSHOPS COME TO THE HUNTER

Octapod is delighted to announce a partnership with Creative Plus Business and Business Connect to deliver creative business workshops across the Lower Hunter during 2018. In an effort to support creative industries success in regional NSW, Monica Davidson, creative industries expert and award-winning presenter, will facilitate four workshops in April 2018. These workshops are suitable […]

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FREE This is Not Art Artist Application Workshop

Get tips on how to prepare an excellent proposal to present as part of Crack X Festival Critical Animals National Young Writers’ Festival at this FREE TiNA Artist Application workshop. Talk through your ideas with the festival team. If you can’t attend in person but would like to skype in, contact Christina via admin@octapod.org. No need to RSVP – […]

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Octapod’s SeedPod recipient announced

Octapod is excited to announce the recipient of the Seedpod Youth Mentoring Program for 2018!  We will be working with awesome local artist, skater and super busy arts advocate Leeroy Chapman to get a grant to run a music, skate and art event at Mayfield’s Dangar Park in April 2018.  Stay tuned for info on […]

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Inclusion in the Arts Program

Octapod presents a series of FREE guest presentations and panel discussions at Maitland Regional Art Gallery with Hunter region arts practitioners who are leading the way and inspiring change through inclusion.   Social Media and Marketing – What Works for Who? Panel Discussion Maitland Regional Art Gallery Friday 25 May 10am – 12pm Facilitator Alexandra […]

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This is Not Art (TiNA) Artist Call Out OPEN 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2018

For 21 years This is Not Art (TiNA) has celebrated Newcastle as a first-rate creative city. As one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, TiNA provides a national platform for experimental and emerging arts practices. The festival supports artists to take risks, experiment, and extend the boundaries of their art forms and practices. […]

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