The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

Communities of Practice

The communities we foster develop our practice and strengthen our sector. Our events, forums and talks around the country connect artists to discuss current ideas and challenges with passion. 

Eugenia Flynn, Guy Abrahams and Lucrecia Quintanilla as part of NAVA's Art Agency Action forum

Eugenia Flynn, Guy Abrahams and Lucrecia Quintanilla as part of NAVA's Art Agency Action forum, Testing Grounds, Melbourne 2017. Photo by Daniel Gardeazabal.

Upcoming

NAVA Events

Esther Anatolitis at NAVA's Let's Do This, MPavilion, Melbourne, 29 January 2018. Photo by Daniel Gardeazabal.

Esther Anatolitis at NAVA's Let's Do This, MPavilion, Melbourne, 29 January 2018. Photo by Daniel Gardeazabal.

Upcoming events including policy discussions, public debates and a career management intensive in Hobart, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

Forums

Public Events

Contemporary Curating: The Gig Economy

Photography by Joel Devereux

Our public forums present timely thinkers and practitioners and are held in partnership with key organisations around Australia.

Regional & National Tours

Meetings & Presentations

Photo by Daniel Gardeazabal.‚Äč

Photo by Daniel Gardeazabal.

Throughout the year, NAVA travels around Australia to build a national voice for contemporary arts.

National Focus Events

Conferences

Future Forward panel

Photo: Joan Cameron-Smith

Our impactful national events champion the voice of the artists in leading the national agenda. Future/Forward events have brought artists together with key thinkers and decision-makers to strengthen Australia's contemporary arts.  

Resources, Guides & Factsheets

ARIs, Studios, Events

Fontanelle

Fontanelle, Adelaide SA

Looking to start an Artist Run Initiative (ARI), studio, residency program, or arts festival? This section aims to guide you in developing or finding social and creative networks of artists and communities.