The This is Not Art (TiNA) Festival is an emerging and experimental multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates Newcastle as a leading creative city. Now in its 24th year, TiNA is a platform for emerging and experimental artists from around the country to present new work, share ideas, network and express their unique selves to a supportive audience.
As a result of COVID 19, the festival was cancelled in 2020 and it was decided that the TiNA Festival would be presented in 2021 as two micro festivals, one in February and one in October.
Due to public health restrictions and lockdowns applied to the Hunter region in early August 2021, we have moved quickly to approach the October micro festival in new ways and ensure it can still be presented. Read on below for more.