The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

Arts, Agency, Action

An advocacy workshop for artists hosted by Esther Anatolitis at Bankstown Arts Centre.

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to severe weather warnings, road closures and public transport delays. It will be rescheduled to early 2019.


We see a lot of political apathy these days – and it’s not hard to understand why. When we see politicians fail to act in the public interest, we disengage. When we see politicians ignore overwhelming evidence on climate change, asylum seekers, health, education and the arts, we stop trusting them. And yet, when we disengage, we give even more power to the people we distrust. 

Leadership? It must be up to us. 


Let’s look at how we can harness our communities and develop our advocacy voice. 

This workshop will ask:

  1. What is advocacy?
  2. Who is your advocacy targeting?
    1. Your community
    2. Your sector
    3. Government
    4. The media
    5. The public 
  3. What are you advocating for?

Let’s strengthen the public conversation, raise the bar for our elected members, and find the voices we too often forget that we have. 

This workshop will be facilitated by NAVA's Executive Director, Esther Anatolitis.


28 November, 6-8pm
Bankstown Arts Centre, 

5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown


Tickets are free, please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Drinks and light refreshments will be served.


Accessibility Requirements: The workshop will be held in the gallery space at the rear of the Arts Centre, and is wheelchair accessible. 

NAVA acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land where this event is taking place, Daruk and Eora People as well as others who traded on, travelled through and connected with this land, and continue to do so. We recognise all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.