The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

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MMeets––In these critical times

Join Esther Anatolitis as she facilitates a day of deep reflection and active critique that draws directly on MPavilion as both a container and a cultural laboratory.

Dispute Resolution

A guide to dispute resolution published by the Attorney General's department of the Australian Government.

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Conservation: A visual glossary

Published by the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), this is a visual glossary to damage and deterioration of artworks.

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Handling, transportation, storage & display

Published by the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), this is a guide to handling, transportation, handling and display of artworks.

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Conservation: Damage & Decay

Published by the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), this is a guide to damage and decay of artwork.

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Artist Statement Template

A step-by-step template to writing your artist statement.

Creative Toolkit: Building your Audience

A professional development workshop for artists around in partnership with Northern Beaches Council.

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How do I promote my exhibition?

This guide provides tips and tricks to promote your upcoming exhibition.

Arts, Agency, Action

An advocacy workshop for artists hosted by Esther Anatolitis at Bankstown Arts Centre.

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Curatorial Toolkit

Published by 2010 Legacies Now in Canada, this toolkit covers key considerations for your professional practice as a curator.

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Mental health and wellbeing in the arts

The Wellbeing Collective provides excellent resources about mental health for artists and arts workers.

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How to put on an accessible exhibition

Published by Shape Arts in the UK, this is a practical guide for installing and delivering an accessible exhibition.

Artist Run: Roundtable

A roundtable discussion on artist-run initiative models and best practice standards.

Best Practice in the Arts

Esther Anatolitis hosts a conversation at Lismore Regional Gallery to discuss best practice in the arts.

Public Art: Roundtable || Sydney

A forum and roundtable with artists, policy makers and planners around best practice in public art, 3-6pm at The Gunnery Woolloomooloo.

Ambitious and Fair: the Future for Regional Gallery Practice

Esther Anatolitis presents at Artstate Bathurst 2018 on the future of regional gallery practice with Sarah Gurich.

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A language guide: trans and gender diverse inclusion

Published by ACON, this is a language guide for trans and gender inclusion.

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Guide to inclusive language in the workplace

Building inclusion through the power of language is a guide to inclusive language in the workplace published by the Diversity Council of Australia.

Value your work

A professional practice workshop for artists covering the fundamentals in valuing and pricing your work in Inverell with Arts North West.

Value your work

A professional practice workshop for artists covering the fundamentals in valuing and pricing your work in Armidale with Arts North West.

Value your work

A professional practice workshop for artists covering the fundamentals in valuing and pricing your work in Tamworth with Arts North West.

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Visual Support Material

This guide outlines key considerations when compiling your visual support material for funding applications and grant proposals.

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How to structure your grant proposal

This guide outlines best practice in structuring your grant proposal in line with the selection criteria and guidelines.

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Planning your project for a funding application

This guide raises important considerations when looking and applying for funding opportunities.

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Sources of Funding Factsheet

A factsheet with links and information to a wide range of funding bodies and opportunities throughout Australia.

The Fine Print

A professional development seminar for artists about best practice in contracts, and negotiating your rights, in partnership with Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Protocols for producing Indigenous Australian visual arts

The Australia Council guide for visual arts guides spell out clearly the legal as well as the ethical and moral considerations for the use of Indigenous cultural material. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

Protocols for acknowledgement of country in Australia.

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Selling Your Art Online

This factsheet guides you through the process of online sales and selling through your own website, written by Art Pharmacy.

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Artists' fees factsheet

Drawn from the Code of Practice this is a quick reference for artists' fees, workshop fees, travel expenses and more.

Art & You: A Planning Guide

Art & You: A Planning Guide is a downloadable booklet for people with disability, mental health issues or who are Deaf to help them talk about why art is important in their lives.

A guide to talking about disability

The language of disability is always evolving and different terms are used within and outside of Australia. It can be political, it can be personal, and it can be quite confusing. Here are a few tips to help you on your way from Arts Access Victoria.

Art for Everyone: an inclusive practice guide

Arts Access Victoria's guide is a workbook for people and organisations who wish to develop inclusive art programs in a meaningful and respectful way. 

Value your work

A professional practice workshop for artists covering the fundamentals in valuing and pricing your work. As part of Plunge Festival, Grafton with Arts Northern Rivers.

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Pricing your work template

Step-by-step template to pricing your work, using cost-based, competition-based and demand-based pricing models.

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Sale of Artwork

This factsheet outlines the key considerations for a sale of artwork agreement.

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Expressions of Interest (EOI)

This factsheet provides some tips and guidelines for completing an expression of interest.

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Public Presentations

This guide outlines key considerations for putting together a dynamic and engaging presentations.

Who's afraid of Australian artists?

A discussion about the intersection of art and politics in contemporary Australia. Facilitated by Esther Anatolitis, with guest speakers Simon Hunt, Sara Saleh & Alex Seton. 

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Let's Do This: Brisbane

Join NAVA in building a critical mass of advocacy for the arts during the first sitting week of Parliament – setting a confident national agenda that’s led by artists

Apple in Federation Square Debate

In partnership with PIA, AIA, and AILA, Open House Melbourne IS hosting a free public debate on 13 February at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, with NAVA's Esther Anatolitis speaking for the negative.

Zero Wage: Research & Advocacy in the Visual Arts

NAVA's Executive Director, Esther Anatolitis will speak as part of discussion on cultural policy, research and advocacy in Melbourne.

Let's Do This: Hobart

Join NAVA in building a critical mass of advocacy for the arts during the first sitting week of Parliament – setting a confident national agenda that’s led by artists

Let's Do This: Melbourne

Join NAVA in building a critical mass of advocacy for the arts during the first sitting week of Parliament – setting a confident national agenda that’s led by artists

The Artist Exchange

An afternoon of artist talks and a tour of the Parramatta Artist Studios.

The Artist as Entrepreneur

A professional development forum for emerging and mid career artists in partnership with Print Council of Australia.

Art, Agency, Action: Melbourne

A social change forum for artists and activists to discuss models for change and strategies for the future of our arts ecology, held at Testing Grounds.

Art, Agency, Action: Sydney

A social change forum for artists and activists to discuss models for change and strategies for the future of our arts ecology, held at Firstdraft Gallery.

Wired In: July 2017

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

Reimagining Equality

Reimagining Equality is a forum event with artists and curators to discuss equality in the arts at Bankstown Arts Centre.

Let's talk about curating, baby

Presented in partnership with Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), this forum unpacked some of the debates and tensions of what it means to be a contemporary curator in Australia today.

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Artist Statements & Bios

This guide explains the process of writing a succinct and articulate artist statement and bio for exhibitions and funding applications.

Ethics, money & art

A public forum at Sydney College of the Arts discussing the ethics of money and art.