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NAVA Events

NAVA @ ArtBiz

NAVA hosts a workshop on insurance for artists as part of the ArtBiz event in Darwin.


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


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. 

Where to next...?

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

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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

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.

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?


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.

We Run This: A Conversation With Australia's Independent Arts Sector

We Run This: A conversation with Australia's independent art sector.

Date: Friday 27 May 2016

Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Giant Dwarf Theatre, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016

Ethics, money & art

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