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

Claudia Roosen

Arts Agenda: Let's collaborate

Arts Agenda: Let's collaborate

Lightning Talks, 9:00-9:30am Friday 29 March 2019
Australian Academy for the Humanities Humanities, Arts and Culture Data Summit

Industry News March 2019

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, March 2019.


Join NAVA for this urgent discussion and let’s collaborate on national action. 

In These Critical Times - Perth

Join Esther Anatolitis as she facilitates a day of critical reflection on practice for artists and launches our advocacy campaign for Election 2019.

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Sculpture On The Edge Awards

Sculpture on the Edge is a contemporary three-dimensional award exhibition in the Sunshine Coast's Hinterland with an award pool of $10,000.

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Art Development Coordinator, Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre

Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre in Western Australia is looking for a full-time Art Development coordinator to coordinate the arts development and exhibition programs.

NAVA Advocacy Toolkit 2019

Amplify your voice this election year and let’s make sure that all parties commit to investing in artistic courage.

Industry News February 2019

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, February 2019.

Industry News January 2019

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, January 2019.

NAVA Members Meet-Up: Perth

At the Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort Street, Perth

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RGAQ Organisational Grant

Grants to assist public galleries/museums to undertake organisational initiatives such as exhibition programming, consultancies and training.

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The Balnaves Foundation

The Balnaves Foundation supports organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts. If your organisation primarily works in one or more of these areas then we would be happy to consider your application.

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Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)

The Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) addresses the need to support innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses.

Best Practice: Public Art Commissioning || Melbourne

A forum and roundtable with artists, policy makers and planners around best practice in public art, 12 - 3pm 26 Nov 2018 at RMIT in Melbourne. 

Industry News November 2018

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, November 2018.

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Governance Quiz

A quiz to test the decision-making happening within your board. Have you got the right people involved?

ARIs setting the bar by paying artists

This month we’re focusing on what it means to be both Ambitious and Fair in the way we work in this industry. What are the sacrifices we’ve made and how are we working toward a thriving and supportive industry?

Industry News October

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, October 2018.

Torika Bolatagici awarded the 2018 Carstairs Prize

Torika Bolatagici receives the Carstairs Prize.

Aleshia Lonsdale

NAVA recently talked with artist, Aboriginal Arts Development Officer of Arts OutWest and speaker at Artstate Bathurst, Aleshia Lonsdale. 

Industry News September

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, September 2018.

Blak Curatorial Exchange

A curatorial exchange program in Queensland for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Buyer's Bias

Let’s talk about conscious and unconscious bias when buying at the art fair. Do you make a conscious effort to support marginalised or under represented artists? If you haven’t decided to, then why?

Industry News August

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, August 2018.

Industry News July

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, July 2018.

What’s Holding Us Back? Frameworks for Artist-Led Futures

Panel Discussion: What’s Holding Us Back? Frameworks for an Artist-Led Future. 

Industry News June

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, June 2018.

Writing A Great Application: Unlock Your Next Opportunity

NAVA presents a workshop on writing great applications for Northern Beaches Council.

Industry News May-June

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, May / June 2018.

NSW sector service share concerns on Create NSW funding and offer advice to prevent future delays

Joint statement from NAVA, Playwriting Australia, Theatre Network NSW and Regional Arts NSW.

NAVA statement on Create NSW funding announcement delays

NAVA responds to concerns raised by Members.

NAVA Welcomes New Board Members

NAVA today welcomed newly-elected board members Ionat Zurr and Peter White, and re-elected board members Sally Smart, Michael Zavros and Hannah Mathews, as the result of the recent Members’ ballot.

The Art of Mentoring - Movers and Makers

Presented in partnership with Parramatta Artist Studios as part of Movers and Makers 2018

Future Platforms for the Arts

Future platforms for the arts: From festivals to federal budgets.


An update from NAVA two months after releasing our open letter: ‘Dear Person I’ve Been Reluctant To Keep Engaging With But Have Had To For Professional Reasons’.

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Elections are now open for three Artist Representatives on the NAVA Board

Recently the NAVA Board sought nominations for elected positions as Organisation Representative members and Artist Representative members.  

Shireen Taweel

Shireen Taweel’s practice is rooted in cross-cultural discourse, where local-global dialogues influence her work through the refined processes of metallurgy. 

Industry News Apr-May

Latest industry news from the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, April / May 2018.


Soda_Jerk’s latest work TERROR NULLIUS invites audiences to rethink how art is made and supported – as well as rethinking Australian history itself.


Ahead of the Melbourne City Council Lord Mayor by-elections, the Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts, Esther Anatolitis, will be hosting a panel of Lord Mayor candidates outlining their position on the arts.

Media Release: 2018 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists now open for applications

Image: 2017 Scholarship recipients, Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig This / That, 2016. Print on cotton rag, 75 x 100cm (Artbank collection 2017)

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FavourEconomy is a collection of audio recordings shared by women and non-binary people working in the arts. The project operates as a platform for contributors to share their experience, insights and skills by recording an audio file and sharing it to the archive. The archive comprises of a series of volumes that develop over a one-year period coinciding with the financial year.

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Tanks Arts Centre residency program

The Artist in Residence program has been developed by Tanks Arts Centre to appeal and cater to a range of arts practitioners including visual arts, music, writing, performance, multi-media and community cultural development. Opportunities exist for short and long term projects, especially those that have a connection to or presentation outcome at Tanks Arts Centre.

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Yarra Sculpture Gallery

Solo & group exhibitions generally run for 3 weeks. No commission taken. Current CSA membership is required.

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Soma Art Space seeking submissions for exhibitions and projects

Creative Spaces - Available for short term lease or medium term lease. Perfect for exhibitions.

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Grant Budgets Template

This template provides a guide to writing a budget for your grant application and takes you through income and expenditure.

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Your Local Council

This factsheet gives you information on how to get involved with your local council.

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Contracts and Agreements

This factsheet covers contract and agreement types and negotiating.

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Creating a Website

This factsheet guides you through how to make your own website, what to consider if engaging a designer, and how to prioritise your content.

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This checklist explains the benefits of internships, how to go about finding the right one for you and what will be expected of you during your internship.

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Trade marks

This factsheet guides you through written trade marks.

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This factsheet takes you through the Patents Act and how it applies to you.

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Marketing and presenting your work

This factsheet takes you through how to market and present your work.

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Marketing and presenting yourself

This factsheet takes you through how to go about creating a career for yourself.

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Designs Act

This factsheet takes you through the Designs Act 2003.

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Social Media

This factsheet helps you decide which social media platform is right for you and your practice.