Octapod selected as part of MATCH program

Octapod is excited to have been selected as one of 17 Lead Organisation’s, nation-wide, to take part in an innovative pilot program, offered by Creative Partnerships Australia.

The unique crowd-sourcing MATCH program not only aims to stimulate the creation of new artistic work by independent artists, but also to encourage social investment as a new revenue stream, adding to the sector’s growth and longer term sustainability.

Sarah Thrift, TiNA Co-Director says “…The opportunity to experiment with new funding avenues and move towards creating a more sustainable festival model for future years is a current priority for Octapod. It is encouraging to see a government funded program assisting organisations and artist run initiatives around Australia to do just this. We look forward to producing a very relevant and contemporary festival in Newcastle this year and are proud to be part of the conversation leading the way towards building a more sustainable creative arts sector.”

Read more about the program here and what our TiNA Festival Directors have to say about being chosen.