April 27, 2024

A word from TiNA: What happens next?

For 25 years, TiNA in all its forms has been a custodian of Newcastle’s cultural journey. We have been nurturing and nourishing experimental and emerging artists and audiences with innovative programming and opportunities culminating in our flagship event This is Not Art Festival.

We laid the slightly rickety foundations for the arts and creative ventures to follow during a period when running things on a few bucks and a good attitude was enough to get things done.

We have had a great run, but like many not-for-profit organisations there is unfortunately a finish line in sight. It’s been a rough couple of years for TiNA and we just haven’t managed to secure reliable funding or attract the next generation of TiNA alumni to keep pushing forward.

So, with our AGM coming up in May and despite the gallant efforts of our current board to keep going, we are planning on wrapping up operations. We would love to think there is an eccentric, arts loving benefactor out there that will swoop in and save the day (BTW if that’s you, get in touch ASAP) but it seems unlikely. It disappointing but we are confident we are leaving Newcastle in much better cultural shape than when we started in the late ‘90s.

What happens now?

TiNA’s AGM is on Monday 20 May, so if you are keen to rally the troops it’s time to make your move.

To help make sure we haven’t missed anything before we make the final call, we have put together a very short survey where you can share your thoughts and your TiNA memories – fill in the survey before Sunday 12 May at 11.59pm.

TiNA 25

We have enough money in the kitty to put together a 25 years of TiNA event/exhibition/something. The details are still emerging, when we have figured out what that looks like we would love you to share your stories/photos/videos/whatever you have – get the ball rolling by filling in the survey.

This is Not Art. What happens next?

Complete the survey now to share your thoughts on the future of TiNA

For more information, head to the TiNA website.