Octapod provides strategic support services to the arts and cultural sector of the Lower Hunter region.


We work with key partners and the community to build the capacity of local creative communities to be important social, cultural and economic contributors to their region.

Maitland_Inclusive_Arts_Forum_Photo_Justine_Cogan_2016We deliver
services such as workshops, forums, presentations, professional development opportunities, and can tailor capacity building activities to your needs.

We provide resources such as information, advice, support.

We create connections – leading in creating networks, knowledge sharing and collaboration.

We have worked successfully with local councils, arts organisations, community members and artists to deliver professional and sector development programs that are tailored to the needs of local creative sectors across the Lower Hunter.  

Examples of our work includes:

  • Community Cultural Development and Grant Writing Workshops in Wyong
  • Smart Arts Community Consultation and Professional Development Workshops in Port Stephens
  • Access and Inclusion in the Arts Community Forum and One on One Consultations in Port Stephens
  • ‘Inside Out’ Creative Community Consultation, Inclusive Professional Development and Networking in Maitland


What people say about working with us:

“The partnership between Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) and Octapod started out as a pilot project, but our alliance has become embedded in each of our artistic programs across multiple platforms with broad ranging outcomes, none more important than increasing the capacity of our Gallery to be more inclusive, relevant and giving. As a result we each stand more resilient, proud and connected to our communities.” 

Brigette Uren, Cultural Director, Maitland Regional Art Gallery


CONTACT US to discuss how Octapod can best be of service to you, your organisation or community.