Advocacy, policy and action for an Australian arts sector that's ambitious and fair

Arts Agenda

June 2019

New questions for new times

Image: Eugenia Lim, ‘ON DEMAND’, 2019. Pedal-powered four-channel video installation. Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre for ‘OK Democracy, we need to talk’. Photo by Document Photography

Industry development priorities for the new government

NAVA welcomes new arts minister Paul Fletcher and thanks Mitch Fifield for his service.

Podcast: Genevieve Grieves

"There are real dangers in that people are doing the really surface tokenistic work of looking good, and looking like they're meeting the targets and doing the right thing, but are they actually shifting power?

May 2019

Industry spotlight: policy expectations of Australia’s arts experts

Photo by Sarah Walker

Election Report Card: how do the major parties compare?

NAVA’s Election Report Cards offer concise insight into the arts and cultural outlook of the Coalition, Greens and Labor.

Podcast: Dr Bianca Beetson

“We need a national cultural policy that’s grounded in First Nations sovereignty… Cuts to the arts affect the Australian identity.” 

April 2019

NAVA responds to the Federal Budget

NAVA responded with caution and concern for the future Australian culture that the Australian Government’s Budget 2019-2020 has neglected.   

Podcast: Political Confusion, Artistic Courage

Tony Albert and Wesley Enoch in conversation with Esther Anatolitis on artists leading the way in identifying Australia’s future directions.

Australian Cultural Policy: The Next Decade

A one-day symposium on the future of Australian culture participants, presented by NAVA and Monash University Masters of Cultural & Creative Industries, 8 April 2019.

March 2019

State of the arts

Mitch Fifield and Esther Anatolitis at Future/Forward 2018, photo by Zan Wimberley

Research spotlight: artist careers

Nasim Nasr, photo by Anna Kučera

NAVA launches Arts Agenda to connect research, policy and practice

A new monthly focus on national issues in Australia’s contemporary arts.