Octapod has been the launchpad for hundreds of emerging artists, curators, arts administrators and cultural managers and dozens of innovative creative projects to be tested in front of audiences.

“With the support of Octapod, I have been given the opportunity to grow within my professional and creative practice. Confidence, experience, and a better understanding to the professional pathways for creatives. Without the support, encouragement, professional advice and a mentor to bounce ideas, ask a million questions and remind me of my capabilities I would have never realised my potential.” (Denise Duffy 2018, 2017 Newcastle Emerging Artist winner works on paper, Arts Facilitator, Workshop Presenter, Leader Inclusive Practice.)