Calling Creatives! New programs in film, music and performance.

Spring is on its way, and we are thrilled to present the November Artology program update. We have so many new programs and opportunities on offer, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

We knew we were onto something big when we brought together Squid, Science, Food and Art and squished it all into an awesome SQUID Festival in partnership with the amazing Spring Bay Mill on Tassies East Coast…what could go more right! We announce our new Yungstr music video opportunity, we open submissions for our Very Short Film Festival, and we update on another extraordinary program of Fanfare and To Country that engaged over 76 young composers across Australia – enjoy and keep in touch!

2023 Very Short Film Festival Submissions Open

Calling curious and creative storytellers!

Artology’s Very Short Film Festival is open and ready to receive your short 2-5 minute films for the 2023 competition. Great prizes and awesome mentoring opportunities up for grabs.

We are looking for bold new stories, created for our unique festival. Your film can be about anything – as long as it is original, references the 2023 Signature CHIP and has not received a public screening.

Whether you make a big deal of the 2023 Signature or just creatively slip it in, we encourage you to delight and surprise us. Enter your film in either the Junior (21 years and under) or Open (22 and over) category. Professional mentoring offered from our amazing judges Essie Davis, Rocco Fazzari, Nell Greenwood, Leta Keens, Leah Purcell and Bain Stewart

Submissions open until Monday 17 April 2023. Don’t forget to include the 2023 signature CHIP. Got a question? Email us

Our Brand-New Squid Festival 25-27 November

We are super excited to partner with Spring Bay Mill, Tassie’s hottest event and conference centre, to bring to life the very first Australian Squid FestivalA celebration of not only the incredible Squid but ocean ecology, sustainability, the culture and communities of Tassie’s East Coast – and let’s not forget GREAT food!

Squid Fest promises feasts, workshops, cabaret, music, bars and inspiring talks. Teaming up with Big hART and Beaker Street, the program offers something for everyone. Along with the Tasmanian Ocean Summit, presented by The Australian Institute Tasmania who take us on a deep dive to understand how we can achieve a closer connection to our ocean, with sustainable production and economic wellbeing for all. Free and ticketed – see the full program here.

Squid Festival Dates Friday 25 to Sunday 27 November 2023. Events held at Spring Bay Mill and venues in the Triabunna township.


Yungstr is back with a vengeance and this time we are calling for writers, pop composers, film directors and producers to collaborate on a brand-new program to make bold satirical music videos.

If you’re aged 16-26, have an opinion, a sense of humour and feel ready to collaborate to make bold new music videos that raise hell – get in contact!

This three-stage program runs over three months giving you access to mentoring from industry leaders as well as a range of skills across writing for music, video production, directing and discovering what satire means to you as an artist and a commentator.

Submissions close Monday 7 November 2022. Check out Current Programs on the website on how to get involved.

Tell your friends, colleagues and your music teachers

Looking for a fun composition activity for your classroom or are you aged 12-23 and love writing music? Fanfare and To Country are unique opportunities to have your music played by a real orchestra. The programs are offered in 2023 with entries opening February 2023. In 2022, 41 lucky young composers participated in workshops, concert and recording sessions with leading youth orchestras around Australia! In 2023, we are joined by Melbourne Youth Orchestras, more to be announced soon.

Fanfare and To Country opens in February 2023 and closes Monday 5 June 2023. Work with professional mentors, conductors and leading youth orchestras.

Watch the 2023 Fanfare launch video.

Find out more on To Country.

Sydney Youth Orchestras concert

Sunday 6 November we have the pleasure of working with the Sydney Youth Orchestras in a special session to record 12 new compositions in our final In Concert : Fanfare and To Country session for the year. The orchestra will be conducted by Luke Gilmour and the recordings will be available later in the year.

Check out how you can get involved in the 2023 programs.

At The Rebel

Shack rehearsals with the Australian Theatre for Young People are underway! Natalie Winandoo has been busy working on the sound design with the ATYP team and mentor Chrysoulla Markoulli. Shack, written by George Kemp, is set in a blizzard, in a shack at the bottom of the world, with a sinister force circling outside. The power of nature and the nature of power are explored in this adventure story for the Greta Thunberg generation.

‘Shack’ runs 25 to 27 November at The Rebel Theatre, Dawes Point, Sydney.

Listen again

If you missed the Adelaide Youth Orchestras or the Queensland Youth Orchestras concerts you can listen back to the livestreams online. It was an enormous pleasure to work with the orchestras’ teams and the Elder Conservatorium conductors Vivian Horn, David Le Guen, Oliver Scott, Leanne Puttick, Tommy Ng and Jasen Scott under the leadership of Luke Dollman and the QYOs conductors Paul Dean and David Deacon.

You can listen back to all concerts this year and hear the compositions online.

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