NAVA Events

Educator Briefing: Industry Practice in the Visual Arts Classroom

Wednesday 14 December 2022. 
Free - registrations required
Online (Live) via Zoom
3 - 3.45pm ACST
For all educators

NAVA's new Code of Practice

A free introductory webinar into NAVA's new Code of Practice focused on new First Nations and Access Rights sections, 2-3pm AEDT Thursday 17 November 2022.

Educator Briefing: Industry Practice in the Visual Arts Classroom

Thursday 10 November 2022. 9.00am - 4:30pm AWST. Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Western Australia.

NAVA's Know Your Worth workshop at ​PIVOT

10:30 AM  - 12:00 PM (AWST) Saturday, November 5, 2022. Online or in-person. Ticketed Event - free for NAVA members. PIVOT is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA.

Purrumpa - First Nations Arts & Culture National Gathering

NAVA presents on the new Code of Practice, 4 November 2022, Adelaide Convention Centre

ACUADS Conference

NAVA's Revised Code of Practice: Towards a Sustainable Sector, 12.45pm AWST Friday 28 October 2022

Cultural Data Imaginaries: GLAM, Research and Policy

10am - 3pm AEDT Wednesday 19 October 2022 at Powerhouse Theatrette, Ultimo NSW.

Exploring NAVA's Code of Practice

6.30pm - 8pm AEST Monday 26 September 2022 at 107 Projects, Redfern NSW. Hosted by the Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG).

Know Your Worth: Artist Fees & Wages

10am – 11am (AEST) Wednesday 14 September 2022

FREE online event – bookings essential

The Country Air: Service Organisations

6-7pm AEST Wednesday 7 September 2022 via Zoom

National Cultural Policy: Visual Arts Voice

NAVA hosted five 1-hour Zoom workshops to amplify the voices of the visual arts, craft and design sector to the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy consultation, 2 - 4 August 2022.

Artistic Courage: reimagining work, ambition, and equity in the arts

Symposium hosted by RMIT, 12-5pm AEST Friday 29 July 2022.

Creating Out Loud industry briefing

Online launch of a new small-group peer coaching program designed with and for the Australian arts and culture sector, 14 July 2022 via Zoom.

Breaking the pattern of policy neglect for the arts

6:30pm - 8:00pm Wednesday 11 May 2022 at The Paint Factory, Qld

The Arts and Arts Education in Crisis

5-7pm Monday 2 May 2022, ATYP Rebel Theatre, Pier 2/3, Eora Country

Visit NAVA at CUT N POLISH: Artist Car Boot Sale

Come find NAVA's stall at CUT N POLISH, a high energy, one-day event centred on artists from Greater Sydney, 11-5pm, May 1 2022.

Code of Practice March Consultation 2022

NAVA is hosting a one-hour conversation on environmental sustainability for our major revision of the Code of Practice.

Easing Restrictions and Increasing Responsibility

Free webinar 2-3pm AEST Thursday 21 October 2021.

Accessing the Code of Practice

A consultation meeting hosted by NAVA and Accessible Arts via Zoom 1:00pm - 3:00pm AEST Monday 6 September 2021.

RISE funding: NAVA info session by Office for the Arts

Information session on the federal RISE funding progam via Zoom, 3-4pm AEST, Friday 11 June.

NAVA Curriculum Consultation

NAVA is hosting an open consultation via zoom on the changes in the Australian Curriculum, 4pm 17 June 2021.

Get that art grant workshop for Northern Beaches Council

Free workshop, 6-8pm Thursday 20 May 2021 for artists local to Northern Beaches.

Code of Practice February Consultation 2021

NAVA is hosting our third round of one-hour conversations for our major revision of the Code of Practice, 23-24 February 2021.

Creative Associations. Should you join?

Lunchtime Workshops Series hosted by the City of Ballarat, 12.30pm Friday 5 February 2021.

Collaborative Mentorship Initiative

NAVA are offering four paid mentorship opportunities for early-career visual arts, craft and design practitioners, specifically for those with a current project in development.

NSW Aboriginal visual arts practitioners to be heard

NAVA and Create NSW are hosting four Zoom workshops to amplify the voices of the NSW Aboriginal visual arts sector to the Indigenous Visual Arts Action Plan consultation, 1 - 10 December 2020.

Auslan interpreted Grant Writing Success Workshop for artists local to Octapod

Free online workshop, 1-3pm Tuesday 17 November 2020 for artists based in the Lower Hunter Regions of NSW.

Valuing Your Work Workshop for 'This Business Called Art'

'This Business Called Art' is a weekend long professional development seminar designed to support and develop the skills of emerging artists from the Dubbo Region.

Know My Name

Conference hosted by the National Gallery of Australia, featuring NAVA's Georgia Mokak and NAVA Board Member Genevieve Grieves, Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 November 2020.

Code of Practice October Consultation

NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Art are hosting our second round of one-hour conversations for our major revision of the Code of Practice, 12-14 October 2020.

Public Art workshop with RMIT, NAVA and Arts Law

5.00 - 6.30pm AEST Monday 24 August. Hosted by Hatch Contemporary Arts Space and Banyule Arts and Culture.

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 Anatolitis 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

How to: get paid as a professional artist

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

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. 


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. 


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.

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.


Join NAVA for this urgent discussion and let’s collaborate on national action. 

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.

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists Exhibition

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

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.

The Art of Mentoring - Movers and Makers

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

Future Platforms for the Arts

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


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.

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. 

Where to next...?

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

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.

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.

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.