Artist Applications 2018 NOW OPEN

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This Is Not Art (TiNA) annual Artist Call Out is now open! Artists are invited to please apply directly to co-presenters National Young Writers’ Festival, Critical Animals and Crack X.

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.

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 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.

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) wants to hear from young writers or artists who are interested in becoming part of the NYWF 2018 family. As they enter their 21st year, they’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 them know all your hopes, dreams and high hopes for 2018. Tell them what you’ve been up to! Pitch your event ideas! NYWF are looking for ideas for workshops, panels, readings, roundtables and performances, or maybe even topics to throw on the table for discussion.

During the two month call out period artists are strongly encouraged to talk their application through with the relevant contact person prior to submitting their application. Artists can book in a chat with Co-Directors to get feedback and advice about their proposals – this could be a coffee catch up, skype call or via email.

TiNA Producer Christina Robberds says “This is Not Art is a space for new voices, new works and new ideas – providing a national platform that supports artists to take risks, experiment, and extend the boundaries of their artforms and practices.”

ARTIST APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 31 March at midnight.

For more information about how to apply, head to thisisnotart.org.  

About This is Not Art: Produced by Octapod in partnership with National Young Writers’ Festival, Critical Animals and Crack X, TiNA is a national platform that supports artists to take risks, experiment, and extend the boundaries of their artforms and practices. It has been held annually since 1998 and celebrates Newcastle as a creative city.

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