NAVA Members are united in the belief that artists and arts workers deserve pay and conditions that reflect their value. YOUR Membership directly supports NAVA's advocacy work.

Illustration of eight artists holding various art tools, one artist is holding a white placard that reads 'WE NEED NAVA', while another's reads 'NAVA NEEDS US'

Illustration by Judy Kuo, 2024


NAVA brings together the many voices of the contemporary arts sector to improve fundamental conditions of work and practice. We do this through advocacy, education and the Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design.

NAVA Membership offers a range of professional services, resources, programs and benefits designed to help organisations sustain good practice and help artists build successful careers.

We offer three affordable Membership packages:

  • NAVA Premium Plus: comes with 6 types of insurance including Public Liability and Products Liability
  • NAVA Premium: perfect for artists, arts workers, art educators and art supporters, pay annually or monthly
  • NAVA Organisation: three logins for your staff


Premium Plus Membership comes with 6 types of heavily discounted insurance. It is exclusively available for professional visual artists, craftspeople, designers, curators, installers, registrars, conservators and arts administrators.

The insurance package included in the Premium Plus Membership offers:

  • Public liability
  • Products liability
  • Professional indemnity extension
  • Property in custody or control
  • Tenants liability
  • Personal accident


Members can access our encyclopaedia of online resources including factsheets, templates and checklists covering a range of topics such as grant writing, taxation, business skills, promoting your work, copyright and much more.

Art educators, students and schools can join NAVA for access to Educator and Classroom Guides, with content and learning outcomes linked to curriculums and syllabuses for all Australian states and territories.

Opportunities and Events

NAVA Members can browse through, or post their own notices for upcoming exhibitions and events, as well as funding and job opportunities from around Australia and internationally.

Industry Discounts

NAVA Members receive discounts with a range of organisations across the sector such as:

  • Discounted entry to paying exhibitions at major galleries around Australia
  • 10% discount at Eckersley’s Art and Craft stores
  • Discounted subscriptions to Artlink, Art Almanac and Vault magazines
  • Discounts to professional development programs for artists, arts workers, and arts educators, plus learning programs for school educators
  • Other giveaways and offers such as movie tickets and tickets to arts events.