August 3, 2011

TINA 2011: It’s On

Official announcement from This Is Not Art HQ:

This Is Not Art and Octapod would like to express our heart-felt gratitude for the incredible community support which  has  raised a massive $9,250 and counting through the Pozible site.  This show of support has also been  the catalyst for additional financial support.

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has recently come forward and generously pledged to deliver another $9,000 by matching donations dollar for dollar.

CAL is a not-for-profit, member-based company which provides practical support to artists, authors and those working within the creative industries, in regards to management of copyright.  Connecting  the creators, owners and users of copyright material.

CAL Cultural Fund Manager, Zoë Rodriguez, has indicated “TINA is an amazing five day showcase of young and emerging Australian talent. It’s vital we continue to do all we can to assist in mentoring new talent and deliver exciting creative works and performances from these established festivals,” Rodriguez said.

In addition to this we have received a strengthening of in-kind support from local businesses and  RPM Productions  has graciously pledged $2,000 of in-kind technical  support .

To add to this, Newcastle City Council  discussed TINA as an agenda item at the most recent council meeting deciding to increase their financial support and include provisions for better planning and assistance for TINA into the future.

The This Is Not Art festival coordinators and the Octapod Association have been overwhelmed by the amount of support shown, it has  reasserted the relevance of the festival and boosted morale in a way that can not be described.

Crisis averted

And so TINA and Critical Animals is set to go ahead better than ever, September 29 – October 3, Newcastle NSW. Visit the spiffy new This Is Not Art site to get you in the mood.

Critical Animals would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who donated toward TINA 2011, or helped get word out about our funding – none of this is possible without you, and we can’t wait to bring you this year’s festival.