Category Archives: News

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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Octapod Christmas Break

The Octapod office will close on Thursday 21 December 2017 and reopen on Monday 8 January 2018. Thank you to everyone who has worked with us this year – we look forward to supporting a diverse and vibrant arts and cultural sector across the Lower Hunter in 2018! Cheers The Octapod Team

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CALL OUT | SeedPod Youth Mentoring Program

Octapod is launching the Seedpod Youth Mentoring Program for 2018 and applications are due very soon! We are seeking young artists or a group of young people who have a creative idea to activate Mayfield Skate Park during Youth Week in 2018. Seedpod is Octapod’s new youth mentoring program designed to provide real arts development opportunities for […]

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Join the This is Not Art 2018 team!

####CRITICAL ANIMALS DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER #### Critical Animals, Crack Theatre Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival are looking for new Co-Directors for 2018 and beyond. Now’s your chance to get involved behind the scenes! Critical Animals Co-Director Call Out The Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium is looking for a new Co-Director […]

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