We believe that innovation and creativity through arts and cultural initiatives such as This is Not Art are critical to the development of Australia’s cultural life as well as Newcastle’s urban development, change and growth. We work with partners who share our passion for the arts.

Principal Partners

This Is Not Art receives financial support from the City of Newcastle.

Program Partners

This is Not Art is delivered with support from Program Partners The Lock-Up, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle City Library and Newcastle Art Gallery.

Venue Partners

This is Not Art receives generous in kind or discounted venue hire from a number of Newcastle venues. Full list of Venue Partners to be announced soon!


Partner with us

Opportunities exist to support This is Not Art 2019 through cash or in kind sponsorship.

Octapod, This is Not Art Producer is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status. The festival is free to attend as we want it to be accessible to as many people as possible. We rely on community support to make the festival happen each year and invite the community to give tax deductible donations of $2 or more to the Octapod Cultural Activities Fund.

Partner with us in 2019.

For more information about being a Festival Partner or making a donation:
Contact David Couri, Octapod Executive Manager
Phone: 02 4021 1605