Artist Call Out

This is Not Art (TiNA) Artist Call Out OPEN  

For 21 years This is Not Art (TiNA) has celebrated Newcastle as a first-rate creative city. As one of Australia's leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, TiNA provides a national platform for experimental and emerging arts practices. The festival supports artists to take risks, experiment, and extend the boundaries of their art forms and practices. Now is your chance to get involved!

Applications open: 1 February - 31 March midnight.

Artists are invited to apply directly to co-presenters National Young Writers' Festival, Critical Animals and Crack X. You are strongly encouraged to talk your application through with the relevant contact person prior to submitting your application. We want to understand what you want to do and support you to submit the best possible application! 

###FREE TINA Artist Application Workshop (Newcastle)###

Get tips on how to prepare an excellent proposal to present as part of Crack X Festival Critical Animals National Young Writers' Festival at this FREE TiNA Artist Application workshop: Wednesday 7 March 2018. 5-6.30pm. Pachamama House, 21 Gordon Ave, Hamilton.

Talk through your ideas with the festival team.

If you can't attend in person but would like to skype in, contact Christina via

No need to RSVP - just rock up! Pachamama House is at 21 Gordon Ave, Hamilton (between Tudor and Parry Sts). Look for the bright blue mural on the front of the building. Wheelchair accessible building but no accessible toilets. Limited parking available out the front.



Here’s a summary of what the co-presenters are looking for:

Critical Animals

The Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium brings together students, researchers, writers, artists, academics and thinkers who are critically engaged in creative and experimental art practices.

This year they invite proposals for their 2018 festival, anchored by the theme Give and Take.

They welcome panel discussions, workshops, group exhibitions, readings, live art, roving public installations and anything else you can think of that presents your creative and experimental art practice in a way that will best incite interesting and engaging discussions.


Crack X

CRACK X is for live performance that lives between the cracks.

They’re on the hunt for brand-new artists, or experienced artists who want to try a brand-new idea.

If you’re a new artist looking for a platform - CRACK X is for you.

If you want to do something you’ve never done before - CRACK X is for you.

If you want to play with form and the audience experience - CRACK X is for you.

If you want to share your brand new work with the best damn people, see their brand new works, fall in artistic love and tour the country with your new team-up spectacular - CRACK X is for all of you.


National Young Writers’ Festival

Are you a young writer or artist who is interested in becoming part of the NYWF 2018 family? As we enter our 21st year, we’re searching for the usual and unusual suspects. Whether you’re a journalist, novelist, poet, podcaster, blogger, content maker, lyricist or even a combination of these and other mediums, it’s time to flex those application-writing muscles!

Let us know all your hopes, dreams and high hopes for 2018. Tell us what you’ve been up to! Pitch us your event ideas! We’re looking for ideas for workshops, panels, readings, roundtables and performances, or maybe even topics to throw on the table for discussion.



Applications open: 1 February - 31 March midnight.

We are just so excited to hear your ideas and can't wait to program this year's festival!






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