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NAVA Events

Best Practice in the Arts

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

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.