The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector


Future/Forward is timed to coincide with the Parliamentary sitting week. While this maximises our impact and connections with MPs, it will make travel and accommodation expensive. As well as welcoming travel and accommodation partners, NAVA is also encouraging billeting as an accommodation option.


Accommodation Partners

For 15% off the best available rate at the Brassey Hotel quote 'NAVA' when booking. Call 02 6163 1888 or email

For 10% off the best available rates at four Mantra Hotels in Canberra (Mantra MacArthur, Mantra on Northbourne, Peppers Gallery Hotel & BreakFree Capital Towers), use the promo code 'NAVA' when making a reservation via their online booking system.

If you are interested in becoming an accommodation partner, contact us.


Are you interested in billeting in exchange for a half price ticket to Future/Forward? There are lots of amazing artists coming to town that need a place to stay. Or are you looking for a place to stay in Canberra during Future/Forward? Our billeting system is a great way for you to get involved in Future/Forward, while helping NAVA and your fellow artists out. 

If you would like to offer a spare room to an artist travelling from further afield to attend Future/Forward, OR you require accommodation yourself, please fill out the form below. 

Ticket and Travel Subsidies

With thanks to our colleagues at the various state government arts agencies, NAVA has secured ticket and travel subsidies to support artists’ attendance. At this stage, subsidies are available for artists from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. We are working on securing funding for the other states.

We are looking to support artists who will directly benefit from attending Future/Forward and who demonstrate an active engagement in the arts sector.

For all states except TAS and ACT, you must be a NAVA Premium or Premium Plus Member to apply. Sign up to become a Member here.

Funding available:

Queensland, $1,000 per applicant, 5 subsidies available

South Australia $1,000 per applicant, 10 subsidies available

Tasmania $900 per applicant, 6 subsidies available 

Western Australia $1,250 per applicant, 8 subsidies available

Victoria $800 per applicant, 10 subsidies available

Australian Capital Territory, 30 ticket subsidies available

Important Dates: QLD, TAS, WA, VIC Applications close 23:59 AEST Saturday 14 July 2018.
SA & ACT Application deadline has been extended until 23:59 AEST Saturday 21 July 2018.

Queensland Terms and Conditions (94 KB)

South Australia Terms and Conditions (146.5 KB)

Tasmania Terms and Conditions (84.6 KB)

Victoria Terms and Conditions (113.1 KB)

Western Australia Terms and Conditions (125.5 KB)

ACT Terms and Conditions (93 KB)

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Northern Territory

Artists in the Northern Territory can apply to for a Professional Development Fund grant from Arts NT to support their attendance. Contact NAVA directly via for a support letter to attach to your application. 

New South Wales

Artists in New South Wales can apply to for an Artist Support (Quick Response) grant from Create NSW to support their attendance. Contact NAVA directly via for a support letter to attach to your application. 

NAVA acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land where this event is taking place, the Ngunnawal people as well as the Ngambri, Ngarigu and others who traded on, travelled through and connected with this land, and continue to do so. We recognise all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.