This is Not Art Festival
This is Not Art (TiNA), recognised as one of Australia's leading independent arts festivals, takes place annually in Newcastle over the October long weekend.
TiNA provides a forum of professional development, in which industry professionals, emerging artists and students are encouraged to showcase their work, network, collaborate and develop new skills. TiNA is dedicated to the development of experimental and emerging arts practice by creating spaces for artistic collaboration and discovery. There are over 200 events packed into four days.
The TiNA festival 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. It also provides a forum of professional development, in which industry professionals, emerging artists and students are encouraged to showcase their work, network, collaborate and develop new skills.
The University of Newcastle has been a major sponsor of TiNA for the last four years, with annual financial support provided to both the broad festival operations and a prescribed amount to the Critical Animal program.
Critical Animals is a creative research-focused forum within the TiNA program which aims to foster the development of critical thought and reflection in artistic practice and research through discussion and collaboration. Designed for students, researchers, writers, artists, and people critically engaged with creative and experimental art practices.
For full program details and online ticket sales, visit the TiNA website.