INNOVATION, CELEBRATION & COLLABORATION
This is Not Art is one of Australia’s leading independent arts festivals.
Since its inception 1998, This is Not Art (TINA) festival has been dedicated to exploration of experimental and emerging arts media and concepts, providing a platform for innovative and passionate culture makers to conceive, collaborate and critique. Held annually in Newcastle, Australia, the festival presents a diverse program of over 200 events, across four days. In 2012 TINA will be held from the 27th until the 30th September.
This is Not Art (TINA) is a convergence of writers, performers, thinkers, independent and industry musicians, dancers, visual artists, thespians, arts workers, media makers, creative researchers, electronic artists, physical performers, dilettantes, and DIY culture makers in a showcase featuring over 400 local, national and international artists. TiNA provides a forum of professional development, in which industry professionals, emerging artists and students are encouraged to to showcase their work, network, collaborate and develop new skills.
This Is Not Art is brought to you by the Octapod Association, a Newcastle based arts organisation that acts as resource base for creative projects in the Hunter region. Each year TINA is developed in partnership with arts collectives and organisations from across Australia.
In 2012 This is Not Art festival will present:
The Crack Theatre Festival is a national festival and forum devoted to experimental and cross-disciplinary theatre and performance. Crack Theatre Festival presents a program of performances, gigs, panels, forums, workshops and interventions, profiling the diversity of contemporary Australian Theatre.
Critical Animals Critical Animals musters together artists that seek out postgraduate research, practice-led development and/or quasi-intellectual conversation, to devour the critical contexts for the experimental and emerging arts and media practices in the This is Not Art program.
The National Young Writers’ Festival is Australia’s premier event for emerging writers, publishers, performers and trouble-makers.Far from the seas of white hair, book signings and celebrity author worship you might expect, the NYWF is a DIY, hands-on conversation between equals.