2019 Program


We’re teaming up with five art companies across NSW who support the development of young artists and experimental work to present GENERATE.

Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, the GENERATE program provides mentorship, creative development and producing support to young and emerging artists creating exciting new work.

In partnership with Merrigong Theatre Company, PACT, PYT – Fairfield, Shopfront Arts Co-op, and Tantrum Youth Arts, we will present the premieres of these new works at the 2019 Festival.


To support exciting, strange, and messy ideas to have their first showing, we’re curating PROTOTYPE – an immersive evening of rapid-development scratch works that respond to the landscapes, architecture, and artists of Newcastle.


Outside and between the two performance programs, we’ll carve out spaces to discuss, debate, play, and meet your future best friends and collaborators. To grow a community through the cracks.