Investment in Arts and Culture

The Council Support for Arts and Cultural Organisations in Newcastle program is currently being reviewed, with a number of other funding programs, by City of Newcastle.  This review however is on hold while a Community and Economic Resilience Package is being implemented in response to COVID-19.

Please see the Community Engagement Summary Report

Please contact mryan@ncc.nsw.gov.au if you have further enquiries.

Projects supported by City of Newcastle:

Catapult dance choreographic hub

http://www.catapultdance.com.au/catapult/
Propel: Choreographic and Multi-Disciplinary Performance program.
A series of dance residencies bringing together local, national and international artists, with public presentations at Catapult, Newcastle Art Gallery and culminating in a triple bill in Civic Theatre.
January 2018 – June 2020 (3 years) 

Newcastle Youth Orchestra

https://www.nyo.com.au/
Newcastle Youth Orchestra (NYO) Ensembles' Season
Performances by NYO’s ensembles and commissioning of new work  presented in June 2019.
January 2018 - June 2019 (2 years)

Newcastle Writers Festival

https://www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au/
2019 Newcastle Writers Festival
July 2018 – June 2019 (1 year)

Tantrum Youth Arts

https://www.tantrum.org.au/emerging-artists/
Trajectory - Launching New Work - Giving agency to young theatre makers in Newcastle
Young artists 18-30 years collaboratively making new, contemporary and innovative theatre works and presenting in Newcastle and Sydney.
July 2018 – December 2020 (3 years)

Octapod Association

https://octapod.org/project/this-is-not-art-festival/
This is Not Art
Developing a sustainable festival model whilst also developing a new music co-presenter, We Don’t Dance, to grow the festival by 25%.
July 2019 – April 2021 (3 years)