NAVA Events

Valuing Your Work Workshop for artists local to ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Canberra

Free online workshop via Zoom, 5-7pm Wednesday 02 September 2020 for

for artists local to ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Canberra.

NAVA Advocacy Program: Weekly Workshops Online

Online art advocacy workshop every Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm AEST, 22 April - 19 August 2020.

Moving major cultural institutions online

Deadline: July 20, 2020

Webinar hosted by Portable featuring NAVA's Esther Anatolotis and Al Cossar, Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, 1pm - 2pm AEST Thursday 13 August 2020.

Grant Writing Success Workshop for Murray Art Museum Albury

Free online workshop, 1-3pm Wednesday 12 August 2020 for artists local to Murray Art Museum Albury.

Arts Day on the Hill 2020

Let’s achieve a critical mass of constructive advocacy on Wednesday 12 August 2020 with a focus on Question Time.

Artists' Rights, Artists' Voice

Deadline: July 30, 2020

Industry Webinar Lecture presented by Esther Anatolitis as part of University of Melbourne Faculty of Fine Arts and Music's Future Forward Symposium, 2-3pm AEST, Thursday 30 July 2020.

Public Art Projects: Planning and Delivery

A webinar for teachers and educators, presented by NAVA and hosted by Flying Arts Alliance.

Valuing Your Work Workshop for Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative​

Free online workshop via Zoom, 1-3pm Wednesday 29 July 2020 for

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, NSW.

What's Next for the Visual Art, Craft & Design Sector?

Online conference with special guest Rupert Myer AO, 11:00am-1:00pm AEST Thursday 16 July 2020.

Grant Writing Success Workshop for Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative​

Free online workshop, 3-5pm Wednesday 01 July 2020 for

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, NSW.

Code of Practice June Consultation

NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Art are hosting a week of one-hour conversations to kick-start full consultation for our major revision of the Code of Practice, 1pm and 3pm, 22 - 25 June 2020.

Online Course: Writing Grant Proposals (June - August)

Due to popular demand, we are running this workshop again. This 7-week Online Course will help you seek and identify well-suited funding opportunities, research, plan and write stronger grant proposals.

Valuing Your Work Workshop for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Free online workshop, 10am-12pm Thursday 4 June 2020 for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council community, NSW.

Auslan Interpreted Grant Writing Success Workshop with Accessible Arts

Free Auslan interpreted online workshop for artists with disability, 10am-12pm Wednesday 03 June 2020 with Accessible Arts, NSW.

Creative Industries and COVID-19

7pm Tuesday 26 May, join Esther Anatolitis for a free Zoom seminar hosted by the Master of Arts and Cultural Management Program at Deakin University.

Grant Writing Success Workshop for Blue Mountains Cultural Center

Free online workshop, 10am-12pm Saturday 23 May 2020 with Blue Mountains Cultural Center community, NSW.

Online Course: Writing Grant Proposals (May - June)

This 7-week Online Course will help you seek and identify well-suited funding opportunities, research, plan and write stronger grant proposals.

There Are More Important Things In The World Than Art Right Now

1-2pm Monday 4 May, Zoom meeting

Online Professional Practice Talk for Cabra Creatives

10-11:30am, Friday 24 April, online Professional Practice webinar for Cabra Creatives, Studio 2166 

WNTTA Where do I stand? Government stimulus package arts edition

Deadline: April 23, 2020

2-3pm Thursday 23 April, Zoom meeting

Smart Arts 2020: Valuing Your Work

NAVA presents 'Valuing Your Work' online for Murray Arts in conjunction with City of Wodonga's Smart Arts Program on Saturday April 18 2020 10am-12pm.

[CANCELLED] Public Power Lab at MPavilion

Deadline: March 20, 2020

20 March, MPAVILION, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC

[POSTPONED] Women Reinventing Traditions: Intergenerational Voices

Deadline: March 19, 2020

19 March, The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC

Creative Industry Pedagogies in a Chaotic World

Deadline: March 16, 2020

16 March, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St VIC

The Past Becomes Our Future: in conversation with artist activist 78ers

6-8pm, Wednesday 11 March, I.C.E. 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta NSW

Where To Now?

Advocacy workshop with Esther Anatolitis, 6-8pm Tuesday 25 February, Carclew Ballroom, 11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide SA.

The Thorny Question of Art and Economy: A Conversation Piece

7-10pm, Thursday 20 February 2020 at Eros & Thanatos, MONA, Main Road, Berriedale Tasmania.

Developing Arts Criticism

Deadline: Nov. 24, 2019

Conversation on developing visual arts criticism in Australia, Sunday 24 November at PARI, Parramatta NSW

ARIs: What's Next for Artist Led Action?

Facilitated by Justine Youssef as part of HOBIENNALE (2.0) 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 19 November 2019, Studio 65, Hobart

Windmill Trust Scholarship presentation - Dale Collier

5.30pm Friday 15 November, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington

ACUADS Conference

Esther Anatolitis will present a keynote address at the 2019 ACUADS CONFERENCE: Engagement, 31 October – 1 November, Melbourne.

VISUAL ARTS SESSION – Great South Coast Creative Industries Strategy

Join Esther Anatolitis at Regional Arts Victoria's visual arts and craft session informing the development of a Great South Coast Creative Industries Strategy. 

Valuing Your Work

Free workshop, 5:30pm - 7:30pm 5 September 2019 at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW.

Grant Writing Success

Deadline: Sept. 4, 2019

Free workshop, 5.30pm - 7.30pm Wednesday 4 September 2019 at Orange Regional Gallery, NSW.

Online Course: Writing Grant Proposals

This 7-week Online Course will help you seek and identify well-suited funding opportunities, research, plan and write stronger grant proposals. 

Grant Writing Success

Free workshop, 10.30am - 12.30pm Friday 23 August 2019 at Civic Centre Theatrette - Moss Vale, Southern Tablelands NSW

How to: get paid as a professional artist

Free webinar hosted by Flying Arts, 12-1pm Thursday 22 August.

Valuing Your Work

Free workshop, 5 - 8pm Thursday 22 August 2019 at Yazzbar, Yass NSW

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Exhibition

Image: Roberta Joy Rich, digital still from M/other Land 2018. Multi-channel video. Courtesy the artist. Photo by Abyss.

Valuing Your Work

Free workshop, 5.30 - 7.30pm Thursday 8 August 2019 at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Hunter Region NSW

Grant Writing Success

Free workshop, 4 - 6pm Wednesday 7 August 2019 at Newcastle Art Gallery, Hunter Region NSW

Local practice, national politics

NERAM hosts a NAVA Members' Gathering, 6 - 7:30pm Tuesday 6 August 2019.

Arts Day on the Hill

Arts Day on the Hill is NAVA’s annual focus on national advocacy development for sustained government engagement with a long-term policy focus. 

NAVA at CIAF

Come find NAVA's stall at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) 2019, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal (CCLT).

Best Practice: Commissioning Art in Public Space || Adelaide

A feedback consultation on commissioning art in public space, 3 - 5pm 26 June 2019 at ACE Open in Adelaide. 

WA Writing & Publishing Forum

20-21 June 2019, City of Perth Library and History Centre WA.

SHARE.EAT.CONNECT

This event is exclusively for First Nations artists.

Art/Life Balance

Presented in partnership with Parramatta Artist Studios as part of Movers and Makers 2019

Artist Run World

In the lead up to the Federal Election, Bek Conroy facilitated a conversation about redesigning the world, 9 May 2019 at 107 Projects Redfern NSW.

MAYDAY! Election time arts action

12.30-1.30pm Wednesday 1 May 2019 at Testing Grounds Melbourne

Art Business Basics

This workshop is exclusively for First Nations artists.

Art Business Basics

As part of the Artists Unpacked workshop series at Grafton Regional Gallery, 5.30pm Wednesday 17 April 2019

Australian Cultural Policy: The Next Decade

A one-day symposium on the future of Australian culture participants, presented by NAVA and Monash University Masters of Cultural & Creative Industries.

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

POLITICAL CONFUSION, ARTISTIC COURAGE

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.

Artists' Rights, Artists' Voice

A conversation about policy, advocacy and action that is ambitious and fair, 530pm at Artsource Ashfield Studios

Accessible Arts - Code of Practice

This free workshop is open to artists with disability across all art forms and career stages, who are keen to learn more in partnership with Accessible Arts, presented by Esther Anatolitis.

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.

NAVA Members Meet-Up: Perth

At the Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort Street, Perth

Creative Toolkit: Building your Audience

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

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. 

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.

Where to from here?

Panel discussion on the opportunities and the hurdles for 'emerging' and 'early career' artists, 5.30-7pm UNSW Galleries.

Image: Shireen Taweel 'Tracing Transcendence' 2018. Pierced copper, installation view. 

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists Exhibition

Image: Caroline Garcia Queen Of The Carabao (2018), 2-Channel Digital Video, 30mins

Abuse of power comes as no surprise

Panel discussion discussing the impact of the #metoo movement as part of TALK Contemporary.

Art Every Day

National Primary Visual Arts Conference at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

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.

Blak Curatorial Exchange

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

Sustainability of practice

a participatory forum which explores opportunities in building strong and sustainable practices for artists. Including guest speakers: Hamish Sawyer, Vernon Ah Kee, Jo St Baker, Donna Davis and facilitated by Katie Edmiston 

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

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

Independent Publishing Now

A public forum which discusses the opportunities that independent writing and publishing that present for artists and curators.

Writing A Great Application: Unlock Your Next Opportunity

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

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.

The Art of Mentoring - Movers and Makers

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

Hatched: Establishing Strong Practice

Hatched artist talks and professional development forum at PICA Performance Space.

Future Platforms for the Arts

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

New space: a mentorship program for emerging ARIs

A unique mentorship program for South East Queensland based artists who are wanting to start a new Artist Run Initiative.

ART AND RISK AFTER TERROR NULLIUS

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

A LORD MAYOR FOR THE ARTS?

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.

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.

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. 

Sector Vision - Public Galleries Summit

Focusing on the distinction that the visual arts and artists bring to the cultural space, Art & Artists will present a lively program including panel discussions, workshops, a summit dinner and other networking events.

Where to next...?

A career management intensive for mid-career artists presented by NAVA and Flying Arts Alliance. Applications to participate close 16 February.

Loud and Luminous Symposium

The Loud and Luminous project is a celebration of Australian Women Photographers held in conjunction with International Women's Day 2018. 

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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.

I Don’t Work For Free: Tensions In Artist Run Initiatives

A participatory discussion on NAVA’s Fair Pay for Artists campaign and what it means for ARIs as part of the HOBIENNALE arts festival HB17.

NAVA Book Club

What actions do we need to take to ensure Indigenous artists’ rights are protected? How do critical Indigenous methodologies change the ways we work? NAVA Book Club coinciding with VOLUME 2017 | Another Art Book Fair.

The Artist as Entrepreneur

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

Prizes and Awards. What comes next?

Panel discussion presented by UNSW Art & Design, the Copyright Agency and NAVA.

Best practice: working together with artists

NAVA and Artisan present a professional development intensive for emerging arts workers. Through a program of talks and discussions, participants will engage with industry professionals to examine best practices of working together with artists.

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.

Reimagining Equality

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

Contemporary Curating: The Gig Economy

A public forum presented by NAVA, QCA Griffith University and QUT Art Museum, supported by ACUADS.

Making a Career in the Arts

Presented by SAMAG in collaboration with NAVA and Artspace.

NAVA Salon Sessions: Artist Roundtable Queensland

A series of artist roundtables: participatory conversations on the visual arts, hosted by NAVA's Queensland Program Coordinator and funded by Arts Queensland.

Western Sydney Jam

A visual arts forum looking at the opportunities and challenges facing the arts in Western Sydney. 

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.

Why Flock?

ARTIST RUN INITIATIVES: MODELS, GOVERNANCE AND GETTING YOUR OWN SPACE.

A Critical Thinkers Platform event, presented by NAVA and Cultural Services, Cairns Regional Council.

Beyond Rhetoric

This Melbourne forum explored the role of the contemporary curator in light of the findings of the Elvis Richardson produced, CoUNTess Report.

Let's Talk

A series of NAVA and Artspace Sydney hosted ‘town hall’ style public discussions exploring current issues affecting the S2M arts sector.

Ethics, money & art

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