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Apply to present at Critical Animals 2018

Critical Animals is now calling for proposals for their 2018 festival, anchored by the theme Give and Take

The Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium is an annual conference held in conjunction with the contemporary and emerging arts festival, This is Not Art. The symposium brings together students, researchers, writers, artists, academics and thinkers who are critically engaged in creative and experimental art practices.

It’s an opportunity to present papers and ongoing research, discuss your creative practice, as well as to meet and work collaboratively with others in the field.

We have previously held panel discussions, poetry readings, film screenings, interactive performances, dance jams, workshops of all creative persuasions, exhibitions, installations and music events. We will consider applications from all creative fields and are open to applications for full and/or curated events. Want to present as a pair or a group? Go right ahead!

Critical Animals is about exploring curious and uncharted niches in contemporary art and critical thought - we are very open to various experimental and creative avenues. Unsure if your idea fits? Flick us an email at - we'd love to hear from you.

Critical Animals will provide an artist fee of $200 to all artists participating in the 2018 Symposium.For more information, including Call for Proposals info pack and application form, visit the Critical Animals website.

Proposals are due midnight Sunday March 31. Have questions or want to discuss your proposal idea? E-mail us at

Critical Animals 2018 will run in various venues over Newcastle, NSW from Thursday 27 – 30 Sunday September 2018.


Friday 23 February, 2018
Saturday 31 March, 2018
Various venues in Newcastle, NSW
Venue Address
Newcastle, NSW

National, Newcastle

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