Working in the Arts

A 16 Point Guide on How to Get Paid Your Worth as a Person of Colour

This guide by Nafisa Bakkar for Forbes provides you with some crucial tips for negotiating your worth and getting remunerated for your labour fairly as a person of colour. 

Disaster preparedness

The International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction is on 13 October 2020. NAVA joins colleague organisations in promoting disaster planning and awareness. #DRRDay

Arts research references

A reference list of recent and relevant arts sector research to assist with the development of inquiry submissions, articles and other projects.

How to choose a designer

Wondering what best practice looks like when choosing a designer? This resource by AGDA will take you through all the key considerations to keep in mind when scoping the right designer for the job.

Ditch the Pitch

Published by AGDA, this guide explains why 'free-pitching' (aka unpaid design) devalues your work as a designer, and how to avoid it. 

How to engage with politicians

Pro tips for developing relationships and effective meetings with MPs.

How to engage with the media

Tips for making arts stories newsworthy and engaging with the media.

How to develop an arts advocacy strategy

Tips on focusing your advocacy, nurturing local advocacy and developing an advocacy strategy.

Dispute Checklist

Whether the result of a misunderstanding, or a refusal to respect your rights, disputes can be a stressful time. For our Members, NAVA is always here to help.

NAVA Advocacy Kit 2020 Part 5

Keen to develop your advocacy skills to champion the arts with confidence, but not sure where or how to begin? Let’s work on developing those skills together.

NAVA Advocacy Kit 2020 Part 4

Keen to develop your advocacy skills to champion the arts with confidence, but not sure where or how to begin? Let’s work on developing those skills together.

Creative Equity Toolkit

The Creative Equity Toolkit is a knowledge sharing platform between Australia and the UK developed by Diversity Arts Australia and the British Council in Australia as part of the INTERSECT project.

NAVA Advocacy Kit 2020 Part 3

Keen to develop your advocacy skills to champion the arts with confidence, but not sure where or how to begin? Let’s work on developing those skills together.

NAVA Advocacy Kit 2020 Part 2

Keen to develop your advocacy skills to champion the arts with confidence, but not sure where or how to begin? Let’s work on developing those skills together.

Guidance for reopening

Resources to help artists and arts organisations reopen as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Guidance materials for COVID-19 & the Workplace

Information and resources from Safe Work Australia on COVID-19 and Work Health & Safety.

How to write a submission to an inquiry

It’s so important that the arts and culture perspective is heard on matters of national significance. So how should you go about writing a submission?

NAVA Advocacy Kit 2020 Part 1

Keen to develop your advocacy skills to champion the arts with confidence, but not sure where or how to begin? Let’s work on developing those skills together.

Support for sole traders affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has announced measures to assist sole traders affected by COVID-19.

Support for organisations affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has announced measures to assist businesses and employers affected by COVID-19.

Whistleblower Policies for Organisations

Not for profit organisation are required to comply with the whistleblower protection regime and may need to have a whistleblower policy.

Museums’ Environmental Framework

Released in 2017 by Julie's Bicycle in the UK, this framework aims to both celebrate good practice and inspire more. 

NAVA Advocacy Toolkit 2019

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

CLEAR EXPECTATIONS

Guidelines for institutions, galleries and curators working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists in Australia.

Anonymous “Speak Up” Protocol

This document is designed to assist boards in preparing for anonymous reports of gendered harassment or sexual assault.

Governance Quiz

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

Unpaid work

Fair Work Ombudsman Factsheet

Superannuation Contribution Obligations for Employers

This guide explains what might determine whether a person is an employee or a contractor for superannuation purposes.

Managing Volunteers

Volunteers and interns can be a great asset to an arts organisation, but finding and managing volunteers requires planning to ensure that the relationship between organisation and volunteer is mutually beneficial.

Development Strategy

A development strategy articulates how you will financially realise your program or project. This template is a guide for the kind of information that should be included and how it is commonly presented.

Risk Management

Risk Management helps you detail and mitigate any potential risks that might arise through the development and implementation of a project/event or the running of an organisation.

Internships

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.

Matchmaking for Project Development

This factsheet guides you on making potential project partners.

A Place of Play

Oliver Watts considers the contemporary gallery's constantly shifting role in society and how it can best serve art and its public.

How to Get Involved in the Arts

This factsheet should assist you in navigating the art world in order to make a meaningful connection with the industry.

Six Steps for Collecting Art

This factsheet takes you through six steps to start building an art collection.

Project Management Template

This template outlines what you will need to consider when undertaking a project.

Working Internationally

This factsheet provides information on things you need to consider when working and travelling internationally.