Cultural Resources

Networks and Resources

The lists below provide contacts for artists, creative businesses and community funding.
 

Hunter Arts Network (HAN)

HAN represents, promotes and develops visual arts, crafts and design for professional practitioners in the Hunter region. HAN manages the Art Bazaar quarterly arts markets across the Hunter.
Web:  www.hunterartsnetwork.org

Newcastle Studio Potters Inc.

The cooperative has a range of members from beginners to professionals.  Our premises feature an exhibition gallery, gallery shop and workshop.
Address:  57 Bull Street, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 
Web:  www.newcastlepotters.org.au

The Octapod Association

Octapod delivers a range of projects that build capacity within the arts sector, supports career development for artists and supports participation in the arts by diverse communities. It's cultural program includes: This is Not Art festival (TiNA), Culture Hunter and Creative Access Program.
Address: 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton ( by appointment only).
Email:  admin@octapod.org 
Web:  www.octapod.org

Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc

A large workshop with a range of printmaking equipment for use by members.
Address:  27 Popran Road, Adamstown NSW 2289 
Web:  www.newcastleprintmakersworkshop.org

Newcastle Community Arts Centre

NCAC rents studios to artists, supports an artist-run gallery, runs art courses for all ages and events.
Address:  246 Parry Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302 
Phone:  02 4961 1696
Email: ncac@ncac.org.au 
Web:  www.ncac.org.au

TANTRUM Youth Arts

TANTRUM is a not for profit community based co-operative that makes bold theatre by and for young people aged 5 - 26.
Address:  246 Parry Street, Newcastle West, 2302  
Phone:  02 4929 7279
Email:  info@tantrum.org.au  
Web:   www.tantrum.org.au

NIMA: Newcastle Improvised Music Association

NIMA supports local musicians to showcase their skills and repertoire. NIMA hosts gigs at the Grand Hotel.
Web: www.nima.org.au

Hunter Writers Centre

Hunter Writers Centre Inc. nurtures, supports and celebrates Hunter Region writers and literary culture.  
Web: www.hunterwriterscentre.org/
 

Newcastle Theatre Company

NTC brings together people to produce theatre of a high standard, using the combined talents of membership.  
Address:  90 DeVitre Street, Lambton
Web:  www.newcastletheatrecompany.com

Screen Hunter

Screen Hunter fosters the development of a creative and sustainable film industry in the Hunter and Central Coast.
Web:  www.screenhunter.com.au/
 

Renew Newcastle

Renew Newcastle  manages short and medium term uses for buildings in Newcastle's CBD that are currently vacant, disused or awaiting redevelopment.
Web:  www.renewnewcastle.org

Newcastle Youth Orchestra

Newcastle Youth Orchestra aims to motivate and inspire emerging young performers, between the ages of 10-25, through a diverse and challenging repertoire of orchestral music.
Web:  www.nyo.com.au

The Lock-Up

The Lock-Up is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing.
Web:  www.thelockup.org.au/
 

Poetry at the Pub

Web:  www.poetryatthepub.com

Stooged Theatre

Web:  www.stoogedtheatre.com
 

Society of Artists

Web:  www.societyofartistsnewcastle.com

Metropolitan Players

Web:  www.metropolitanplayers.com.au

Young Peoples Theatre

Web:  www.ypt.org.au