So you want to be an artist at TiNA?


TiNA (This is Not Art) is one of Australia’s leading contemporary experimental and emerging arts festivals. Its local, national and international participants have been exploring concepts, presenting work and exchanging ideas in Newcastle during the long weekend in October since 1998.

TiNA is a convergence of writers, performers, musicians, dancers, visual artists, arts workers, media makers, creative researchers, electronic artists, and DIY culture makers in a showcase of multiple programs presenting dynamic and bold works.

This year This is Not Art will take place in Newcastle, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 October 2014.

TiNA provides a forum of professional development, in which industry professionals, emerging artists and students are encouraged to present their work, collaborate and develop new skills.

Now you can get involved!

Applications are now open for Crack Theatre Festival and Critical Animals.

Crack Theatre Festival are seeking contemporary performance works that are unique, span artistic practices, engage with audiences and the wider artistic community. To apply, contact  Crack Theatre Festival.

Critical Animals  is a creative research symposium; a forum for students, researchers, writers, artists, thinkers and curious individuals who are critically engaged with creative and experimental art practices. Contact Critical Animals directly to apply.


National Young Writers Festival also taking place during TiNA 2014, is the country’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose.

The Electrofringe program for 2014 will bring together some of the most exciting and innovative new media and electronic art projects from around Australia and internationally.

Call out for these applications will be announced very soon.