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.

Illustration by Emily Johnson.

The second in a series of kick-start consultation conversations for our major revision of the Code of Practice, NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts are inviting you to join us 12noon AEDT Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 October 2020.

Let’s start with some broad, big-picture questions to inform the development of key discussion papers that will guide deeper work through focus groups, interviews and further research over the coming months.

We invite Artist and Organisational Members, colleagues and stakeholders to contribute your experience and insight to these discussions. In the case of Organisational Members, you may like to share this invitation with different members of your teams based on their areas of expertise. 

We invite you to take an active part in shaping the Code of Practice.

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Each session will open with two 5min guest presentations about a project, an experience, or way of working, offering provocations for the conversation. We will break into small groups for focussed discussion and then come back to the main group to share our findings. 

Please note:

  • We will ask someone in each group to self-nominate to scribe the discussion and report back to the main group at the end.
  • This is a public discussion, not a debate. The purpose is to hear many points of view.
  • Everyone is encouraged to participate. 
  • No one or two individuals should dominate a discussion. If you have already voiced your ideas, let others have an opportunity. When you speak, be brief and to the point.
  • When you speak, state your name and occupation. 
  • One person speaks at a time. 
  • Listen to and respect other points of view.
  • Be as objective and fair-minded as you can be.
  • Seek first to understand, not to be understood. Ask questions to seek clarification when you don't understand the meaning of someone's comments.

The Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft & Design Sector sets the national best practice standards for the sector, providing a set of practical and ethical guidelines for the conduct of business between art, craft and design practitioners and galleries, agents, dealers, retailers, buyers, sponsors and partners, commissioners, employers and the managers of residencies, workshops, competitions, prizes and awards, and more. For more details about its revision, see Revising the Code of Practice: A collaborative plan

For the outcomes of our last round of similar meetings, visit Code of Practice: June consultation

NAVA acknowledges and pays respects to the rightful custodians of the many First Nations Lands upon which this online event will be streamed and received. 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.