The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

National Arts Policy

As part of measures to ensure a conducive environment for the visual arts in Australia, NAVA has been active in the call for a National Arts Policy.

National Visual Arts Agenda

30 Year Vision

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Dame Quentin Bryce, AC CVO. Photo by Jennifer Brankin, Polixenni Photography, 2013

The announcement of NAVA’s National Visual Arts Agenda was made as NAVA celebrated its 30th anniversary at a special ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra attended by Her Excellency the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, then Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Mr Bryce.

10 Key Recommendations

National Arts Policy

Let's change arts policy

As part of measures to ensure a conducive environment for the visual arts in Australia, NAVA proposes the following recommendations to be considered for address in national government arts policies.

Federal Arts Budget

Actions

Stop the attack on the arts

Photo by Joan Cameron-Smith

In the 2014 and 2015 federal budgets, major cuts were made to the arts. The sector collaboratively campaigned against these cuts, and almost 3,000 submissions were made to a Senate Inquiry into the Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the arts. In May 2016, it was announced that NAVA alongside 64 other organisations did not receive funding. These are key organisations vital to the health of the arts ecology and the impact will be felt far and wide.

Valuing the Arts

National Day of Action

Art Changes Lives

In response to the devastating Australia Council funding results, the lack of consultation around changes to arms length funding and lack of a Coalition arts policy or inclusion of the arts in the 'innovation agenda', the arts sector called a National Day of Action on 17 June 2016.