Yu Ye Wu

The Sandpit

A fundraising ceramic workshop led by the multi award winning artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, supporting NAVA’s advocacy for the visual arts.

Wired In: February 2017

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in February 2017.

Art Wires - January 2017

NAVA's January 2017 Issue of Art Wires looks at fair pay for artists. View online here.

Eyeline Offer

Members Giveaway (Syd) - Preview screening of Moonlight

Thanks to Roadshow Films we have ten double passes to giveaway to NAVA Members to a preview screening of Moonlight.

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The Other Art Fair - Melbourne

TOAF have launched their Call For Artists for the next edition in Melbourne in early May 2017.


CoLABS is a new event for Western Sydney held in Bungarribee parklands in May 2017. Expressions of Interest open December 13 to January 20, 2017.

ArtsPeak welcomes creation of a new national arts voice

Media Release

AFTRS - calls for EOIs for teaching positions

The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is seeking expressions of interest from industry practitioners who would like to work as teachers.

Art Wires - December 2016

NAVA's December 2016 Issue of Art Wires looks at summer opportunities. View online here.

Support local makers this Christmas

Where to find gifts and support local makers and emerging artists this Christmas?

Q&A with Michelle Nikou

We had a chat to one of the NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship recipients - Michelle Nikou.

See art this summer with NAVA

Find out one of the benefits of being a NAVA Member.

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Visual arts program partnership

Brisbane Powerhouse is seeking Expressions of Interest in a Visual Art Program Partnership in 2017.

Program Producer (Screening)

Channels is currently seeking a Program Producer (Screening) to join the team.

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NAVA Member Ticket Offer: Tatsuo Miyajima at the MCA

Access 35% off tickets to Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything courtesy of our friends at the MCA.

Art Wires - November 2016

NAVA's November 2016 Issue of Art Wires looks at regional Australian art practice. View online here.

NAVA highlights

Find out what NAVA has been doing this last quarter including campaign work, events, forums and more.

Q&A with regional artists

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Artists are invited to be part of ArtMoves, a new public art installation to transform the streets of Kingsford and Kensington with sculptures, street art, outdoor furniture and landscape designs, creating fresh spaces for the community to enjoy.

Brisbane Canvas expression of interest

Are you a local street or mural artist interested in joining the growing gallery of large scale murals in Brisbane?

Advocating the Arts: Panel Discussion

Advocating the Arts continues a national conversation on the importance of the arts and cultural engagement in Australia.

6.00pm - 7.30pm, Thursday 20 October 2016

ANU School of Art Gallery

Ellery Cres, Acton ACT 2601

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Volunteer Crafters for Megan Geckler

Do you have good attention to detail? Are you a crafty person? Help create a site-specific colourfully woven installation in the Customs House atrium with American artist Megan Geckler for Art & About Sydney.

Art Wires - October 2016

NAVA's October 2016 Issue of Art Wires looks at curating. View online here.

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Liveworks 2016 - 20% off tickets for NAVA Members

Liveworks is an 11 day festival which will take over Carriageworks venues and public space between 27 October – 6 November 2016.

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The Other Art Fair 2016 - 20% off tickets for NAVA Members

The Other Art Fair, Australia’s leading artist fair presented by Saatchi Art, invite you to join 100 handpicked artists in a unique and immersive experience at Waterloo’s COMMUNE on 28-30 October 2016

Art Wires - September 2016

NAVA's September 2016 Issue of Art Wires looks at freedom of expression. View online here.

NAVA Membership - Spring offer

Happy first day of spring! Thanks to our media partner, Artlink Magazine we have copies of their September issue ‘Art Land' to giveaway to the first 56 new/renewing NAVA Premium Members taking up a one year membership.

Art Wires - August 2016

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An exciting opportunity to lead one of Brisbane’s premier cultural institutions

Mid-career artist opportunities

Q&A On approaching the mid-career

Sydney Lovers: one night only art extravaganza

What do you love about Sydney? What would you fight to protect? In this ONE NIGHT ONLY ART EXTRAVAGANZA, 25 of Australia’s greatest artists, designers, illustrators and visual explorers share their loves by creating an original poster artwork - and you can take a slice of it home with you!

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MCA – The Forever Now Conference - 15% off tickets for NAVA Members

Ticket offer for NAVA Members.

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An opportunity to join Square One Studios , Sydney

Sydney - We are offering fully flexible open-plan and private creative work spaces.The complex has a shared kitchen, WiFi, generous on-site parking. Close to bus and bike routes, 8-minutes drive from CBD, 5-minute walk to Green Square Station.

Let's Talk Contemporary Art Organisations

Date: Monday 8 August 2016

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Book here

Art Wires - July 2016

NAVA campaign highlights

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Program Assistant

The Program Assistant’s primary purpose is to provide administrative support to the Programming Department, to support the Artistic Director in planning and travel, to ensure program data is accurately and expediently inputted, to assist in the administration of the budgeting and contracting processes and to provide support for compliance/licensing requirements.

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Head of Finance and Corporate Services

We are seeking an experienced professional to head up our Finance and Corporate Services department.

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Graphic Designer

Adelaide Festival is looking for a passionate creative to join our team as an in-house Graphic Designer.

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Bus Projects - Call for proposals for 2017 program

Bus Projects invites proposals from emerging and established artists and curators to present solo, group or collaborative exhibitions, as well as public events, performances and ephemeral projects.

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Creative Producer - Next Wave

Next Wave is seeking a dynamic Creative Producer to develop the curatorial vision of the 2018 Festival, and lead the development of Next Wave’s new model for artist support, Next Wave Associates.

NAVA Workshop | Managing a Career in the Visual Arts

Join NAVA and Arts Northern Rivers for upcoming workshops in Brunswick Heads and Lismore, NSW.

Brunswick Heads - 27 July 2016 | 12 – 5pm

Lismore - 28 July 2016 | 9.30 – 2.30pm

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Goodspace and the Lord Gladstone in Sydney are starting a monthly market, showcasing local creatives across the wide variety of disciplines.

Art Wires - June 2016

National Day of Arts Action Launch

Media Release

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Australian Design Centre Volunteer Program

Are you interested to develop your skills and follow your passion for craft and design?

NAVA warmly welcomes the Greens' arts policy

Media Release

Art Wires - May 2016

In our May 2016 Issue of Art Wires we look at small to medium organisations. View online here.

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The Artbank Roadshow

The Artbank Roadshow is a national initiative that seeks to provide opportunities for unrepresented artists to be seen and potentially acquired for the Artbank Collection.

Q&A Harrie Fasher

We chat to Harrie Fasher, recipient of the 2015 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists.

Let's Talk

NAVA and Artspace would like to invite you to join us, and a panel of speakers for Let's Talk - a ‘town hall’ public discussion exploring the current arts funding landscape.

Date: Monday 30 May 2016

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Venue: Level 2, The Gunnery, 43 - 51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo

Bookings: This is a free event however bookings are essential via eventbrite here.

Urgent Call to Action

We Run This: A Conversation With Australia's Independent Arts Sector

We Run This: A conversation with Australia's independent art sector.

Date: Friday 27 May 2016

Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Giant Dwarf Theatre, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016

Book online here

Art Wires - April 2016

In our April 2016 Issue of Art Wires we look at the visibility of craft. View online here.

Art Wires is NAVA's monthly newsletter featuring news and opinion, interviews with arts practitioners, focus on exhibitions and events around the country, opportunities and more. To subscribe to our mailing list sign up here.

Vote now for NAVA's Board representatives

Vote now for NAVA's 2016 artists and art organisation representatives to the NAVA Board.

#NAVAideas - Visible craft: The Politics of Making

Join and participate in #NAVAideas our interactive forums centred around key issues facing the craft and design sector across Australia.

In this session, we ask how can craft, an artform — that is by nature quiet and often locality anchored – be visible, vocal and influential amongst the broader visual arts, and in wider Australian culture, and internationally. What is the key to amplify our actions and voice, and what is craft’s soft power?

Date: Thursday 5 May 2016

Time: 12noon-1pm (AEST)

Location: Twitter @navavisualarts #navaideas

Art Wires - March 2016

In our March 2016 Issue of NAVA Art Wires we look at women in Australian art. View online here.

To subscribe to our mailing list sign up here.

Q&A with Women's Art Register

Interview with Danielle Hakim and Sally Northfield, Co-Convenors of Women's Arts Register.

March Membership Offer

Thanks to our media partner, Artlink Australia we have 27 copies of their 36:1 issue ‘Big Ideas' to giveaway to the first 27 new/renewing NAVA Premium Members signing up for a one year membership. Enter code "ArtlinkMar16" when you checkout online here.

Call for NAVA board nominations

We're calling for nominees for NAVA Board Member Positions ahead of the 2016 AGM. Currently elected members of the NAVA board must stand down after two years. Download the nomination form here.

Art Wires - February 2016

In our February 2016 Issue of NAVA Art Wires we look at tertiary education and beyond. View online here.

To subscribe to our mailing list sign up here.

Georges Mora Foundation

The Georges Mora Fellowship is awarded by the Georges Mora Foundation, with funds generously donated by arts supporters and with the support of State Library Victoria, Alliance Française de Melbourne and other partners.

Q&A with Stephanie nova Milne

Stephanie nova Milne is one half of the artist nova Milne, and co-founded their collective Ms&Mr, and also our NAVA Online course facilitator for Winning Grant Proposals. Currently based in New York, Stephanie chats to us about the importance of writing grants within an arts practice.

Q&A with Brook McCarthy

We chat to Brook McCarthy trainer and business coach and founder of Hustle & Heart, and online course facilitator for NAVA Online's Maximise Your Exposure about the importance of marketing skills for artists.

Q&A with Monica Davidson

We chat to Monica Davidson, CEO of Creative Plus Business Group and the former NSW Creative Industries Business Adviser and online course facilitator for NAVA's Art Business Basics about the practical skills artists need alongside their creative practice.

The Creative Future is Now!

Time & Date: 5.00pm - 8.00pm, Friday 4 March 2016.
Venue: NAVA, Seminar Room 1, 43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway. Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011 AU

Bookings essential HERE

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Development and Communications Manager

Object: Australian Design Centre is looking for a highly skilled communications professional who can work across all our communications channels and help us to develop their stakeholder relationships.

Australia Day Honours List 2016

NAVA congratulates the following individuals who were among those recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours Lists for their service to the visual arts and craft sector.

Art Wires - January 2016

In our January 2016 Issue of NAVA Art Wires we look at New Year's Resolutions. View online here.

To subscribe to our mailing list sign up here.

Wired in: January 2016

Find out who's coming and going in the arts for January 2016.

January NAVA Membership Offer

Thanks to our media partner, Art Monthly Australia we have 20 copies of their bumper summer edition 'Feminism Now' to giveaway to the first 20 new/renewing NAVA Premium Members signing up for a one year membership. Enter "ArtMonthlyJan16" in the discount code field when you checkout online here.

Great for your summer reading so get your hands on a copy now!

Art Wires - December 2015

In our December 2015 Issue of NAVA Art Wires we look at Localism. View online here.

To subscribe to our mailing list sign up here.

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Kluge-Ruhe Residency

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists, at any stage of their career, are invited to apply for a four week residency at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.

Q&A with Jon Goulder

We chat to Jon Goulder, Creative Director of Furniture Studio, Jam Factory about his practice, place and the popularity of Jam Factory.

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Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

The Receptionist/Administrative Assistant will provide office services by following administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects. Serve internal and external visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notify company personnel of visitor arrivals.

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Curatorial Assistant

The Curatorial Assistant provides practical and administrative support to the Gallery Curator/Manager to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the National Art School Gallery, specifically its exhibition spaces, the annual program and other projects. The role contributes to audience development by assisting in gallery talks and other initiatives that support the National Art School’s vision and strategic remit.

Art Wires - November

View our November 2015 NAVA Art Wires e-newsletter here.

To subscribe to our mailing list sign up here.

Q&A with Amanda Buckland

Amanda Buckland is passionate about the power of creatively to transform people and places. As a cultural planner, project manager and educator, she connects government, artists and communities. She works for Not for Profits, Local Government and in the Health, Art and Education sectors. She has designed a course for NAVA online called “So where to from here? Alternative income sources for artists".

Grant Writing for Visual Artists workshop at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Workshop: 2.00pm-4.00pm, Thursday 3 December 2015
Speakers: Joan Cameron-Smith (NAVA), and Alex Wisser (visual artist & photographer)
Address: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 70–78 Keppel St, Bathurst NSW 2795 FREE register online via eventbrite here.

Being an artist in Australia today

Being an artist in Australia today

a talk by Tamara Winikoff OAM, Executive Director of NAVA

Date: Sunday 22 November 2015

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Address: Byron School of Art Project Space, Studal Lane, Mullumbimby NSW 2482


November Membership Offer

Join now and take advantage of our November promotion for Premium and Premium Plus Members!

Utopia - what do you wish for?

We asked representatives across different sectors to start a discussion on perspectives for the future.
You can contribute your thoughts and your vision to the prompt: Utopia - what do you wish for by emailing a paragraph (100-150 words) to

Q&A with Heidi Axelsen

In July Sainsbury Sculpture Grant 2014 recipients, Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline completed their artist residency at Australia House, Echigo Tsumari, Japan (2013-2015). In collaboration with fellow Australian artist Nathan Hawkes, and the local Japanese community, they developed a new public art work, 2000 Waraji 200 Feet which was commissioned especially for the 2015 Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale. During Axelsen and Moline's installation of their recent work Owner Occupy in Martin Place Sydney, part of the Groundwork 2015 festival, we spoke to Heidi about their latest project and how their residency experience has shaped their practice.

Curate Me

Event Date: Friday 16 October 2015
Time: 3pm
Location: 107Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016

Free event

Presented in partnership with 107 Projects. Curate Me invites the leading curatorial minds in Sydney to discuss their experiences and share their views on; What is the importance of curating? and, What principles inform curatorial inspiration?

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2016 Sawtooth ARI exhibition callout

Sawtooth ARI is an Artist Run Initiative based in Launceston, Tasmania committed to servicing our community through the provision of a quality exhibition program. We showcase contemporary and experimental art by local, interstate and international artists at various stages of their professional career.

Yes Minister: the Art of War

Presented as part of Newcastle's This is Not Art Festival (TiNA), Tamara Winikoff, Executive Director of NAVA presents a talk on what's happening with the federal arts budget and policy, together with a practical workshop on campaigning and advocacy.

Q&A with Art Collective WA

We chat to Art Collective WA's Chair, Merrick Belyea, and Director Felicity Johnston about their unique gallery model, the circumstances surrounding its formation and its focus on the careers of established Western Australian artists.

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RGAQ Organisational Grant

Grants to assist public galleries/museums to undertake organisational initiatives.

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RGAQ Professional Development Bursaries

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Victoria Law Foundation Law Week 2016

For the first time ever, Victoria Law Foundation is opening up our grants funding to arts sector organisations for Law Week projects and events!

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Readings Foundation Grants 2015

Established by Readings’ managing director Mark Rubbo in 2009, The Readings Foundation assists Victorian organisations that support the development of literacy, community integration and the arts.

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Wyong Shire Council Sponsorship Program

The Wyong Shire Council sponsorsip program aims to assist initiatives that activate our beautiful home and improve the quality of life of our residents.

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Firstdraft 2016 Program Callout

Firstdraft is seeking applications to be considered for our Jan – Aug 2016 exhibitions, curatorial and writers programs. We encourage ideas that are brave, bold and ambitious; that challenge perceptions and understandings of contemporary art practice.

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Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2015

The Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards is a collaborative event between Yarra Valley Arts and Yering Station, a premier winery in the Yarra Valley region of Victoria, Australia.

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2016 Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

CASP is a small grants program which provides funding to arts and community organisations and local arts councils in regional New South Wales. It is a prerequisite that CASP applicants contact their regional arts board to discuss their project ideas.

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Applications are Now Open for Council’s Exhibition Program 2016

Yarra City Council is looking for submissions to exhibit at Fitzroy Library and Richmond Library as part of its 2016 Locale Exhibition Program.

Artists, curators, groups or organisations may submit one application as part of the Expression of Interest process.

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Exhibitions & Collection Officer

Reporting to the Exhibitions and Collection Manager, the Exhibitions and Collection Officer will assist in the development of exhibitions and displays for the Gallery, as well as contribute to the professional management of the City of Ipswich Collection. They will undertake a broad range of tasks including the installation of exhibitions, loan documentation and research on artworks, as well as assist with the development and implementation of exhibitions and displays drawn from the City of Ipswich Collection and from other public and private collections.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES - Southern Way McClelland Commission

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery and Southern Way have announced the fourth call for entries for the next Southern Way McClelland Commissionvalued at $250,000. This commission provides a unique opportunity for national and international artists to develop an ambitious major public sculpture that will enhance the travel experience along Peninsula Link. This high profile sculpture will be of benefit and enjoyment to the local community and freeway users, before being relocated and becoming part of McClelland’s permanent collection.

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Events Support Officer

Moreland City Council is seeking skilled, enthusiastic and creative people to work with the Arts and Culture unit on a casual basis.

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Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

The 2016 prize will be awarded to a painting that has not been exhibited in previous awards or prizes. For the purposes of this prize, ‘painting’ is defined as a work painted in a liquid medium and applied to a rigid support. Works on paper and works under glass are not accepted. If you are unsure, please contact the gallery for more information. There is no theme. There are no size restrictions, however works must be able to be lifted by two people.

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Artist in Residence

Applications are open for the City of Melton’s Artist in Residence program. Artists are able to apply to take up a 4 month residency in Councils beautiful Raglan Cottage. Located opposite the municipal building the 3 room cottage boasts a small kitchenette, toilet facilities, heating and cooling as well as secure access.

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Personal Assistant to the Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Management

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Personal Assistant who will provide high quality administrative support to the Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Management.

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Retail Assistants (Casual Positions)

The NGV is seeking passionate, highly motivated individuals to proactively promote and sell NGV products in the NGV Design Stores. Whilst an interest in the arts and the NGV is desirable, it is essential to have retail experience along with strong selling and mature communication skills. Specifically, we are looking for individuals who have availability during the week for at least three shifts.

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Manager Cultural Strategy

The City of Sydney has ambitious plans to shape the cultural life of our city.

On offer is an exciting, unique and career changing opportunity to make your mark at this premier local government organisation. As Manager Cultural Strategy, you will provide the strategic leadership to drive the cultural outcomes of Sustainable Sydney 2030.

Gallery Attendant

Moreland City Council is seeking skilled, enthusiastic and creative people to work with the Arts and Culture unit on a casual basis.

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Registration Manager

We are Australia's contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world.

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Technical Manager

Carriageworks is Australia’s leading multi-arts institution. The Carriageworks Artistic Program is ambitious, risk taking and provides significant support to leading Australian and international artists through producing contemporary work.

On the Current Health of Commercial Galleries

In a series of voxpop interviews at Sydney Contemporary we asked several gallerists for their perspective on the state of the commercial gallery scene.

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Well Made Curator

Well Made is a dynamic marketing and potential sales platform that will target the broader general public, governments and commercial audiences both nationally and internationally.

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University of Tasmania - Arts Residency, Cradle Coast Campus 2016

Open to artists working in visual artists, design, craft, performing arts and literature. The Cradle Coast campus of the University of Tasmania seeks to support artists interested in exploring new perspectives on north-west Tasmania through its Artist in Residence Program.

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Production Coordinator

Reporting to the Exhibition Manager, the Production Coordinator plays a key role in realising technical aspects of delivering the exhibitions, displays and building commissions programs. This includes planning and coordination of construction-related aspects of these programs.

Arts Sector Welcomes Change of Minister

National Association for the Visual Arts

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NAVA Membership - special Spring Offer

Join now to take advantage of NAVA's special Spring offer. All new and renewing NAVA members subscribing for 12 months will receive a limited edition NAVA tote bag and a set of postcards and badges. Join our cause and be a proud NAVA Member!

State Your Purpose: A Collaborative Banner Making Workshop

NAVA invites attendees of VOLUME 2015 | ANOTHER ART BOOK FAIR to create slogans and banners that express their sentiments on the current state of arts policy and funding. These banners will be photographed and published in a book that will be broadly distributed for arts advocacy purposes.

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VIVID Light - Expressions of Interest

Vivid Sydney invites you to join us in transforming Sydney into a colourful canvas of light in 2016. Expressions of Interest close on 23 September 2015, that's only four weeks away.

NAVA at Sydney Contemporary

NAVA will be at Sydney Contemporary and we need your help! We’re looking for volunteers who are available throughout the art fair from the 10th to 13th September to help us staff the NAVA stall in the Media Hub area and to be part of our roving team. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of Sydney's thriving contemporary art scene over the four days.

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair - ticket offer

Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s international art fair, returns in 2015 from the 10th to 13th September (Opening Night 10th of September) with the largest and most diverse gathering of international galleries.

Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial - Imagining Place

What really makes a place great to live in? The very first Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial is a vibrant festival engaging artists to start us thinking about how we imagine our place - past, present and future. It considers the roles of history, progress, nature, art, architecture, multiculturalism and urban planning in the way we transform space into place.

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Communication Designer

The Communication Designer is a crucial part of the Marketing team, working on the production and delivery of the 20th Biennale of Sydney marketing campaign. The Communication Designer is based at the Biennale office and reports directly to the Head of Marketing.

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Volunteer Coordinator

The Biennale of Sydney is looking for an experienced, qualified and enthusiastic professional with a strong background in supervision and management of staff and/or volunteers to join their team as Volunteer Coordinator. Your job is to provide essential support to the exhibition by assisting with the recruitment, management and scheduling of volunteer engagement.

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SNO Studio Residencies

SNO has a studio available from September. Visit their website for more details.

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Marketing and Communications Manager (Maternity Leave)

Footscray Community Arts Centre is seeking a talented and experienced Marketing and Communications Manager in a maternity leave capacity. A fast-paced and varied position, this is an exciting opportunity for passionate arts marketers with a love for communications, audience development and working with community.

Stellar line-up of speakers for Parallels

The upcoming Parallels – Journeys into Contemporary Making (17-18 September) at the National Gallery of Victoria is a rare opportunity to hear over 25 leading international and local makers, designers and curators share their view on the changing worlds of craft and design. See the stellar line up of speakers.

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Square One Studios - Seeking Expressions of Interest - New Art Studio Complex

Sydney: The successful Square One studios has moved to an exciting new site: a modern secure first-floor space close to Green Square Station, The Sydney Art Store, hardware shops, art galleries and cafes. We are offering fully flexible open-plan creative work spaces priced from only $9 +GST per square-metre per week.

‘Beauty without Harm’: rethinking the link between fashion and the environment

First in The Small Changes: Environmental Conversations series presented by the Sydney Environment Institute and Sydney Ideas.

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Artist or Curator Residency (ACR)

Applications are now open for grants of $11,250 to allow regional galleries across the country to host an artist or curator in residence.

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Senior Arts Officer - Organisations

The Senior Arts Officer - Organisations is responsible for the management of funding agreements, deliverables and relationships of a suite of non-government arts and cultural orgnisations that are supported through Creative Victoria's Organisations Investment Program (OIP).

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Deputy Director

Full-time, six months long-service leave placement

The Deputy Director assists the Director with the management of the organization across a broad range of administrative, financial management and governance functions, including providing assistance with funding and development strategies.

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Audiovisual Event and Production Technician (Casual Positions)

VPS 2.1: $30.86 per hour + 9.5% superannuation

Closing date for applications: 5pm 24 August 2015

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking experienced Audiovisual Event and Production Technicians to provide audiovisual services for multimedia production projects, exhibitions, events and programs at the NGV.

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Audiovisual Display Installers (Casual Positions)

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking experienced Audiovisual Display Installers to assist with the installation, de-installation and configuration of audio visual display systems throughout the NGV.

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Project Assistant

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Project Assistant to provide efficient, professional and confidential support to the Head of Exhibitions Management, Design and Multimedia.

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Artwork Technicians

The Artwork Technician is one of two positions primarily responsible for the transportation, handling and installation of artworks from the Artbank collection. Whether working at a client premises or changing over an exhibition in the Artbank gallery, the Artwork Technicians will ensure the application of best practice standards for the handling, packaging, transportation and installation of artworks and objects from the Artbank collection.

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SITUATE Arts Lab - call out for artists

Salamanca Arts Centre presents SITUATE Art in Festivals national call out for Early Career Artists and creative practitioners working experimentally to apply for the second SITUATE Arts Lab to be held along side MONA FOMA in 2016.

The Other Art Fair - Ticket offer

Our friends at the Other Art Fair have offered NAVA Members a complimentary ticket. Book now as tickets are limited.

Parallels – Journeys into Contemporary Making

Parallels – Journeys into Contemporary Making is a rare opportunity to hear over 25 leading international and local makers, designers and curators share their view on the changing worlds of craft and design.

Energies in the Arts

The Energies in the Arts conference examines the dynamic relationship between art and energy. Bringing together scholars and artists, it aims to uncover the seemingly elusive properties and potentials of all kinds of energy - both real and imagined - to investigate how they have been understood and used in the arts and related areas of music, literature and philosophy; how various energies configure and influence one another; and how artworks and theories might be better understood through them.

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Operations Coordinator

Creative Partnerships Australia is seeking an experienced and energetic Operations Coordinator to join their small Operations and Finance team. The role is full-time, based at their Southbank office and serves and supports the agency’s efficient operations nationally.

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Program Administrator

Creative Partnerships Australia are seeking an experienced and motivated Program Administrator to join their Programs team.
The role is full-time, based at their Southbank office and is responsible for the administration of funding agreements with a range of cultural organisations and artists nationally.

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Portia Geach Memorial Award

$30, 000 non-acquisitive portraiture prize for contemporary female artists!

Fisher's Ghost Art Award

The annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is a highlight of Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost.

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2016 Asialink Arts Residency Program

The aim of Asialink's Arts Residency Program is to create meaningful and enduring relationships between individuals and organisations in Australia and Asia.

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Art Centre Manager - Mimili Maku Arts - Desart

Mimili Maku Arts was incorporated in 2010 and it is one of Australia’s most exciting Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centres. Mimili Maku Arts works closely with the artists from Mimili Community and surrounding homelands.

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Marketing Assistant

Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s cultural precinct, Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM) presents world-class performing arts in a year round exciting program. Experience Australia’s best performing arts companies and exceptional international productions, alongside celebrations of comedy, cabaret and popular music.

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Digital Media Producer

The Digital Media Producer is responsible for the overall project management of the Biennale’s website, email newsletters, social media and other digital initiatives. The Biennale’s online activities are designed to optimise visitor experience, drive attendance and maximise awareness of and engagement with the Biennale’s activities and brand.

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Art & Dementia Program Coordinator

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is currently offering an exciting opportunity for an Art & Dementia Program Coordinator. Working closely with the Public Engagement Manager, this position researches, plans, organises and implements innovative creative learning programs for audiences living with early to middle-stage onset dementia.

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Admin and Gallery Assistant

Artbank is a unique Australian arts organisation and we are looking for someone new to join our team.

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Manager – Visual Arts Development and Touring

Would you like to manage the development and delivery of a diverse visual arts touring program in the Northern Territory and throughout Australia?

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MAMA Public Programs Officer

Are you are passionate about delivering programs that are focussed on arousing curiosity, stimulating imagination and creativity, raising levels of art appreciation, expanding horizons and providing informal learning opportunities?

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Visitor Liaison and Experience Officers (3 positions available)

As a dynamic and creative customer service professional you will assist in ensuring the provision of quality customer service as well as providing professional retail and event support to MAMA. Within a team of 3, you will work under the supervision of the Creative Business and Operations Coordinator and work with MAMA’s volunteer team - MAMA's Little Helpers.

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Development and Marketing Manager - Castlemaine State Festival

The Castlemaine State Festival is a multi-arts celebration drawing on the distinctive culture of the central Victorian goldfields region. The festival showcases works from the region’s finest artists and performing arts companies, alongside those by national and international artists. The next biennial festival will be held from 17-26 March 2017.

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Registrar - Ballarat Art Gallery

The Art Gallery of Ballarat has a part-time, job share vacancy for a person with exemplary administrative skills and experience working within a Gallery or Museum environment. The successful applicant will have experience with collection and exhibition management and be able to support the Director and Co-Registrar in all aspects of the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s operations.

NSW Regional Arts Fellowships

The NSW Regional Arts Fellowships are offered by the State Government to artists and arts and cultural workers from regional NSW to undertake a self-directed professional development program or project in their chosen field.

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Plus1 2015/16

Plus1, arts and cultural organisations receive matched funding for fundraising campaigns that support a project or activity of their choice.

The aim of Plus1 is to support organisations to attract new donors, build relationships and networks and boost their skills in fundraising, so your fundraising campaign should be designed to achieve these outcomes.

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Artists in Schools

Artists in Schools provides opportunities for professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools. It involves school communities in creative partnership projects while providing students, teachers and artists with diverse and challenging learning experiences. The program generates innovative ways to engage students across the curriculum from Foundation to Year 10.

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Funding Manager

A great opportunity for someone who is passionate about the advocacy, support and development of arts in regional and remote areas of NSW. Regional Arts NSW is seeking a highly experienced Funding Manager to administer our regional arts grants programs.

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Crowbar - Arts Tasmania

Crowbar is a crowdfunding incentive program designed to allow artists to take creative risks and test the market for their ideas, to develop and consolidate new relationships with audiences and supporters, and broaden their supporter base.

Unfixed - call for applications

Unfixed is a creative investigation into the characterisation of bodies as ‘disabled’ and ‘abled’. The residency’s focus on creative, collaborative research means that participating artists will not be expected to create new work during the residency.

Accessible Arts Disability Awareness Training

Accessible Arts offers four open sessions per year in disability awareness training for managers, policy makers, frontline staff, cultural advisers, small businesses, and creative practitioners. Training sessions are held at the ground floor training rooms of the Arts Exchange Building in The Rocks.

How to crochet 3-D forms

Learn how to crochet 3-D forms with Kelly Jonasson OR weave with Lisa Furno at Gray Street Workshop. These two makers have been valued tenants of Gray Street for over four years, both work in very different ways with an amazing range of materials and techniques.

Senate Inquiry Hearings

Five public hearings have been confirmed for the Senate Inquiry into the impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the arts and will take place across Australia over the next six weeks.

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Victorian design innovators are encouraged to submit their work for the state’s leading showcase of design excellence, the 2015 Premier’s Design Awards.

Harrie Fasher wins the 2015 Windmill Trust Scholarship

Media release

The Windmill Trust and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) are delighted to announce Harrie Fasher as the recipient of the 2015 Windmill Trust Scholarship.

GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art

'GOMA Q' is the first in a series that will profile the innovations and achievements of leading Queensland visual artists.

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Staff Artist - Casual

Arts Project Australia is a centre of excellence that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promoting their work and advocating for inclusion within contemporary art practice.

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Exhibition Manager

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority welcomes exceptional talent with a passion to realise the vision and mission of making the West Kowloon Cultural District a prime local and international destination for arts, culture and entertainment. They are currently recruiting an Exhibition Manager to join M+.

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Call out - Yarra Light Box Program

Council is looking for two artists to exhibit a series of four works at Carlton Library, as part of the Yarra Light Box Public Art Program.

Q&A with Dr Terry Wu

This month we interview Dr Terry Wu, collector, an indefatigable advocate for the arts, and NAVA Board Member, Terry endeavours to contribute to the wellbeing of artists and visual art in Australia. Terry serves as a Board Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art and supports institutions and events including the National Gallery of Victoria, The Melbourne Festival, Sydney Biennale and the new Australian Pavilion for Venice Biennale.

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Visual Arts Curator

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre (GYRACC) is a cross-cultural visual and performing arts venue in Katherine NT. It has been in operation since July 2012 and is a vibrant and culturally unique new presence in the local, Territory and national arts landscape. The Centre, which has been in development for over ten years, aims to showcase the diversity and artistic richness of the region.

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Casual Artist Educators- Digital Programs

The MCA is looking to expand our casual team of Artist Educators, with a specific emphasis on educators who bring digital skills and experience to the team. Artist Educators are integral members of the MCA’s Audiences division. They work closely with Creative Learning program coordinators to develop and deliver creative learning experiences for diverse audiences, with an emphasis on programs for students and teachers.

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Coordinating Artist

Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking quotations from suitably qualified people to coordinate community involvement and deliver the public art component of the revitalization of the Inverloch Skate Park.

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Cultural Development Officer

Are you energetic, enthusiastic, well organised and great with people? Lane Cove Council is looking for a highly-organised individual to deliver a range of exciting annual cultural events. Key tasks include the organisation and implementation of community festivals and events, outdoor performances, cultural activities and public art projects. This is a dynamic role involving the coordination, promotion and hands-on delivery of Council’s busy events schedule.

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Gallery Programs and Touring Exhibitions Officer

Museums & Galleries of NSW (M&G NSW) is seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Gallery Programs and Touring Exhibitions team. You will support the Manager and Coordinator to deliver the regional touring exhibition program and provide key administrative support for our gallery grants programs.

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Realm Public Art Commission

Realm is Ringwood's new Library, Learning and Cultural Centre. An artwork proposal is sought for the three lift foyer areas and the interior walls of the large public lift.

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Studio Weavers - Full time

The Australian Tapestry Workshop is looking for very experienced studio weavers. These will be contract positions for the duration of specific tapestry projects.

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Studio Weavers - Full time

The Australian Tapestry Workshop is looking for very experienced studio weavers. These will be contract positions for the duration of specific tapestry projects

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Installation Assistant - AGWA

This is a full-time, fixed-term vacancy, for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension and/or permanency.

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Clayton Utz Art Award

Clayton Utz is proud to support the Arts through the Clayton Utz Art Award. The Award offers a $10,000 winner’s prize and exhibition space for the finalists and is awarded to Queensland-based artists or artists with a strong connection to Queensland.

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Trinity College Aquisitive Art Award

Their Acquisitive Art Award will be open to all artists. Their Local Artist Award will be open to artists who reside in Greater Hume, Corowa, Berrigan, Jerilderie, Lockhart, Benalla, Indigo, Alpine, Towong or Moira Shires; Albury City, City of Wangaratta, City of Wodonga or City of Wagga Wagga.

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The prize for 2015 will be presented for drawing, on the theme: 'Celebration of Greek Culture in Australia'. Our judges will pre select finalists for exhibition and the winning finalist will be awarded a $5000 (non acquisitive prize).

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The 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize is a non-acquisitive prize valued at $65,000 and is open to artists working across all media.

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Cultural Development Program Officer - Shepparton Art Museum

An exceptional career opportunity exists to join the Shepparton Art Museum team as a Cultural Development Program Officer. Your role would be to develop and coordinate public programs and projects for the diverse communities of the region.

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Senior Curator, International Exhibition Projects

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Senior Curator, International Exhibition Projects who will be responsible for identifying and executing international exhibition projects for the NGV.

Now's the Time To Be a NAVA Member

Since 1983 NAVA has worked to achieve a strong Australian visual arts sector and a vibrant, distinctive and ethical cultural environment through advocacy and services. See the timeline of our key achievements over the past 30 years.

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Exhibition Manager

Reporting to the Head, Collection and Exhibition Management, the Exhibition Manager plays a key role in the planning, scheduling, resourcing and delivery of exhibition installation and related services and operations, including providing supporting services to Collection loans, artwork movement and on-site artist commissions.

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Casual Venue Supervisor

Footscray Community Arts Centre Ltd (FCAC) is seeking casual Venue Supervisors to be part of our dynamic Cultural Facilities Team.

Australia Council Funding Cuts - National Call to Action

Take Action to Protect Australian Arts from Deadly Cuts

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​Museum Education and Public Programs Officer

Museum of the Riverina are seeking an energetic individual with creative flair to join the team at the Museum of the Riverina in the position of Education and Public Programs Officer.

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Casual Reception Staff

Footscray Community Arts Centre Ltd (FCAC) is seeking casual reception staff to be part of their dynamic Cultural Facilities Team.

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Public Programs and Education Officer

Support the Creative Partnerships Coordinator in the development and implementation of innovative and engaging audience development strategies to maximise audience participation and attendance at Hazelhurst

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Director Warrnambool Art Gallery

Council is looking for an energetic and visionary Director to lead the Warrnambool Art Gallery. Established in the 1880’s, the Gallery has a collection of over 1,750 works of art that are displayed in four different exhibition spaces.

Queen's Birthday Honours List

NAVA congratulates the following individuals who were recognised in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for their service to the visual arts and craft sector.

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Marketing Assistant

The Marketing Assistant supports the marketing team to achieve the goals of Brisbane Powerhouse. Responsibilities focus heavily on updating digital content, maintaining venue signage and varied administration duties.

Mass Dance Action - Friday 22nd May - Nationally

This is a national call to action in response to Minister Brandis' plan to take $104.8 million from the Australia Council and transfer it to a proposed National Centre for Excellence in the Arts. Organisers are calling on artists, artsworkers and art-lovers all over to join together in a mass dance action across Australia on Friday 22 May at 1:30pm EST.

Let's Talk About Curating, Baby

This forum will explore the role of the contemporary curator by interrogating curating as a creative act that shapes and leads artistic discourse within and outside institutional spacese.

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PACT - Vacant Room Residency

Vacant Room offers three interdisciplinary artists or groups a shared month-long residency at PACT. Vacant Room is an invaluable opportunity to develop a new project and/or skills area with support, mentoring and space.

TURN TURN TURN: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School

TURN TURN TURN celebrates many of the key styles and movements that evolved over 60 years in the studios of the internationally renowned ceramics course at the National Art School. Curated by Glenn Barkley.

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MAMA Education and Public Programs Coordinator

The new Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) has an exciting opportunity for an Education and Public Programs Coordinator to join our team to lead the development of quality educational and participatory experiences across MAMA's exciting programs.

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National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator

The National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL) Coordinator reports to the Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement and works closely with other Creative Learning staff, MCA Artist Educators, Visitor Services Officers, teachers, external clients, partners, volunteers and visitors.

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Each year, the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences awards the CHASS Australia Prizes at the annual CHASS National Forum. The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying or training in the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS), including academics, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers and students. The CHASS Australia Prizes are intended to draw international attention to Australia's achievements in HASS.

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UTS Gallery - call for proposals

UTS Gallery is committed to presenting innovative work by professional practitioners based locally, nationally and internationally, with exhibitions from the Asia-Pacific region particularly encouraged.

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Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer, Interactive Media

The position of Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer, Interactive Media, will positively contribute to the long-term development of interactive media as an area of studio based practice within the Queensland College of Art (QCA).

Federal Arts Budget Changes

In the 2015 Federal Budget, there was an announcement by the Government of proposed cuts to the Australia Council's budget to establish a new parallel program called the National Programme for Excellence in the Arts.

Q&A with Mike Parr

Renowned Australian performance artist Mike Parr on the challenges of maintaining an independent practice since the 1970s, eschewing government funding and establishing one of Australia's landmark ARIs Inhibodress.

Q&A with Phillip Keir, Keir Foundation

NAVA speaks to Phillip Keir, co-founder of the Keir Foundation, and Chairman of the Biennale of Sydney about his support of the Arts within the realms of "arts incubation" and "venture capital".

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Frieze Writers' Prize

Frieze Writer's Prize, the annual international award to discover and promote new art critics, is now open for entries. The winner will be commissioned to write a review for frieze and will be awarded 2,000 GBP.

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Product Coordinator

The role of Product Coordinator is responsible for maintaining orders for all third-party buy-in and Gallery Shop merchandise for all Gallery shops; assisting with development of all Gallery Shop products as well as stock control; and coordinating special projects.

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Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs

The Associate Curator is accountable to the Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs and contributes to the development, documentation, research, display, promotion, management and care of the collection of Prints, Drawings & Photographs.

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Museum Administration Officer

Would you like to be a part of a dynamic and vibrant team that provides the community with a centre of learning and educational programs, exhibitions and special events? Newcastle Museum has a fantastic opportunity for a proactive and professional Administration Officer to join the Museum team.

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Executive Assistant & Membership Administrator

The Executive Assistant & Membership Administrator is a newly created administrative role at Regional Arts Victoria, working to support Regional Arts Victoria's Members and assist the two key executive roles of Director and General Manager.

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Publications Assistant

With record exhibition attendances, an ambitious and exciting future exhibition program that includes a new focus on contemporary art, design and technology, and a real commitment to innovation and excellence, there's never been a better time to join the NGV team.

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Curatorial Assistant – Casual

Established in 1989, Alcaston Gallery is based in Melbourne with a National and International focus and exhibition schedule. The gallery represents Contemporary Artists from Australia and the Asia Pacific Region and is renowned for representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous Artists.

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This position offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registrar to work with a small team on Australia's largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event.

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Talkback is a hybrid arts installation that aims to explore the intersections of race and identity. It features interviews with sixty-six Americans and Australians, including prominent artists, who discuss aspects of their histories and aspirations. The project seeks to encourage dialogue about belonging, blackness, whiteness and intergenerational continuity and change.

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Marketing Innovation Fund

Whether your work appears on stage, on screen, in galleries, games or garments, Victorian creative organisations are invited to get creative in their marketing with the launch of Creative Victoria's 2015 Marketing Innovation Fund.

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2015 NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship

The NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships are offered by the State Government to support young artists from regional NSW to undertake a self-directed professional development program or project in their chosen field.

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4A Beijing Studio Program

4A's Beijing Studio Program is a unique initiative that sees two early career Australian artists embark on a month-long residency in September 2015 at the studios of renowned Chinese Australian artist, Shen Shaomin.

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NT Arts Quick Response Scheme

The Quick Response Scheme offers up to $1 500 per grant to a max of $2 000 per financial year to access arts and cultural opportunities as they arise, in a flexible and responsive manner.

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Whyalla Art Prize

Open to two-dimensional artworks on any theme, in 2015 the Whyalla Art Prize is strongly encouraging moving image artists to submit works, continuing the strong focus on contemporary art practice and its exhibition in regional South Australia.

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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

AMP is offering $1 million in grants to help amazing Australians who are doing great things.

Melbourne Art Book Fair

From 1-3 May 2015, the inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together emerging and established publishers, artists, writers and designers.

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Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

Aboriginal artists across the state are invited to submit their artworks to be part of the 2015 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.

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Creative Victoria’s Extended School Residencies Program 2016

Expressions of interest are now open for Creative Victoria's Extended School Residencies program for 2016.

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Business Administration Traineeship

The MCA is offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the MCA as a Business Administration Trainee.

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Curator Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is inviting expressions of interest from independent Australian-based curators to curate the exhibition Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists.

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Assistant Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking an Assistant Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorate Arts to 1980 who will be responsible for the provision of a range of curatorial and administrative support to the department of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980.

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Coordinating Registrar, Collection Operations

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Coordinating Registrar, Collection Operations to lead a team of Registration staff responsible for managing collection management activities.

Watercolour Portraits with Anne Clarke

Learn how to obtain a likeness in pencil from your own or a provided photograph and then how to apply watercolour techniques to obtain a finished portrait in this two day workshop at Wollongong Art Gallery.

Public Salon Exhibition

PUBLIC SALON showcases work by 100 Western Australian artists, in celebration of the launch of FORM's PUBLIC 2015.

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Gallery Programs Officer - Mildura Arts Centre

Applications are invited from suitably experienced candidates for the position of Gallery Programs Officer which currently exists within Council's Community Futures Branch.

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Business Manager - Penrith Performing & Visual Arts

If you are organised, with an eye for detail and with well-developed financial and management skills, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Ltd needs you to be their new Business Manager.

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Education and Professional Development Program Coordinator (Visual Arts)

Flying Arts Alliance is looking to appoint a full time Education and Professional Development Program Coordinator (Visual Arts).