What exactly is This is Not Art (TiNA)? What is the relationship between TiNA and NYWF?

This is Not Art is an experimental environment where artists can test and exchange ideas that belong outside of institutions. Produced by Octapod in Newcastle since 1998, TiNA has grown to become one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, creating spaces for artistic collaboration and discovery. Forever responding and evolving, TiNA promotes a vibrant combination of voices that celebrate and seek creative innovation. As a festival of multiple programs presenting dynamic and bold works, TiNA is the sum of its ever-changing parts.

TiNA currently comprises three co-presenters: Crack Theatre Festival, Critical Animals and the National Young Writers’ Festival, and in the past has included special guest events from Electrofringe and City Evolutions. For more information, see the TiNA website.

How long has NYWF been running?

The 2016 festival will be the nineteenth instalment of NYWF since it was founded in 1998.

Who runs the festival?

The day-to-day operations of the festival are run by NYWF’s team of staff, supervised and assisted by the festival’s board.

This thing looks amazing! How can I get involved?

We’re always on the lookout for talented and enthusiastic people to join us and help make the festival even better. Please contact our lovely Volunteers Coordinator to express your interest in joining the good ship NYWF.