NAVA's advocacy successes have included securing substantial increases in funding through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy
(VACS); Artists Moral Rights and the Artists Resale Royalty Legislation; establishment of Viscopy
(the visual arts copyright agency) and the Australian Design Alliance, securing a tax
ruling that allows artists to claim their art business expenses against all
forms of income, a national arts curriculum in schools (in partnership with
other members of the National Advocates for Arts Education), changes to the Sedition law to protect artists’ freedom of expression and many more.
NAVA works simultaneously on many issues, and decisions about which matters should take priority are made on the
basis of importance, urgency or opportunity. We are
always optimistic and work in the expectation that in time, we can ensure that art is central to Australian life.