Octapod works to support a thriving arts and cultural sector in the Lower Hunter region. With a focus on providing leadership to the region’s arts and cultural sector and creative communities through capacity building and cultural development initiatives, we have three key priorities:


We provide strategic support services to the arts and cultural sector of the Lower Hunter region.

Find out more about how we work with the local creative sector.

We provide information and advice, auspicing and mentoring to help you secure grants and manage your projects effectively, networking and skills development opportunities to artists.

Find out more about how we work with artists.

Supporting participation in the arts by diverse communities as creators, participants, audiences and leaders.

Using a community cultural development approach we work with key strategic partners to to support arts and cultural participation by people from diverse backgrounds. Our work in this area is currently focussed on supporting artists with disability through mentorship and development programs.

We are keen to support participation in the arts by people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and Aboriginal people. Contact us to discuss ways that we can work together.

Find out more about how we work with community.