NAVA Advocacy Program: Weekly Workshops Online

Online art advocacy workshop every Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm AEST, 22 April - 19 August 2020.

Keen to develop your advocacy skills to champion the arts with confidence, but not sure where or how to begin?

Let’s work on developing those skills together.

Every Wednesday evening, join Esther Anatolitis and Australia’s leading advocacy thinkers and practitioners online at 4pm AEST.

Let’s talk arts, policy, media, political and public engagement. What works? What doesn’t? What can we achieve together?

Our aim is to foster confident, informed advocacy by smart, connected artists and arts leaders. Not just once-off, not just in an emergency, but in an ongoing way that precludes such policy and funding emergencies. Let’s build something that lasts.

Our efforts will culminate in Arts Day on the Hill – Australia's national day of advocacy for the arts. Pop it in your calendar: this year’s Arts Day on the Hill is on Wednesday 12 August, during the first sitting week once Parliament resumes.

Last year’s Arts Day on the Hill training was an intensive two-day set of workshops presented at the NGA, the Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament House) and Parliament House. 

Miss last week’s NAVA Advocacy Program workshop? Catch up on all of our recorded vodcasts here. And don't forget to add us to your calendar so you don't miss another workshop!

Program

Wednesday evenings 4:00-5:30pm AEST

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PART 1: ADVOCATING THE ARTS

22 April

Arts advocacy in a time of coronavirus

Guests: Alex Marsden, National Director, AMaGA; Anne Robertson, Member, National Public Galleries Alliance


29 April

Recap Arts Day on the Hill 2019 and introduce NAVA advocacy framework

Guests: 2019 Arts Day on the Hill Advocates including Gadigal, Wiradjuri, Yuin artist Nadeena Dixon, and Hobart-based artist Selena de Carvalho


6 May

First Nations advocacy

Guests: 

Nadeena Dixon, Gadigal, Wiradjuri, Yuin artist based in Sydney

Wesley Enoch, Noonuccal Nuugi writer and director; Artistic Director, Sydney Festival; Member, NAVA Board; co-facilitator, weekly Australia Council First Nations COVID19 roundtable


13 May

Q&A: How to advocate for the arts

Guests: 

John Alexander MP: Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture

Zoe McKenzie: company director and trade consultant, former policy adviser in arts, communications, education and the law to Liberal Party ministers and premiers at both Federal and State levels.

Darren Rudd: global corporate, communications, resources and government affairs consultant; director of arts, cultural and bilateral companies in Australia and Asia

Both Zoe and Darren are members of the Australia Council board and are appearing in their independent capacities


PART 2: UNDERSTANDING POLICY DEVELOPMENT

20 May

Policy literacy: where do the arts sit?

Guests: John Daley, CEO, the Grattan Institute


27 May

Global comparisons: who’s doing this well?

Guests: Jackie Bailey, global cultural policy, research and evaluation specialist


3 June

Achieving policy goals from an invisible portfolio

Guests: Mike Mrdak AO, former Secretary, former Department of Communications and the Arts


10 June

Q&A: How to influence cultural policy

Guests: Maria Vamvakinou MP, Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture


PART 3: UNDERSTANDING THE MEDIA

17 June

Media engagement

Guests: Michaela Boland, arts journalist, ABC, formerly the Australian


24 June

Newsroom: media analysis

Guests: George Megalogenis, journalist, political commentator, author


1 July

How to be a media spokesperson

Guests: Abdul Abdullah, artist, and Jane Morey, publicist, who in late 2019 joined forces to defend Abdul’s work from political attack


8 July

Q&A: How to engage with the public

Guests: Adam Bandt MP, Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture 


PART 4: UNDERSTANDING THE POLITICS

15 July

Political engagement

Guests: Nicholas Pickard, Executive Director, Public Affairs, APRA AMCOS; Chair, Australian Society of Authors; former adviser to state and federal Labor arts ministers


22 July

Insights from the inside

Guests: Mark Textor, Director, Crosby Textor, political campaign strategists who have won numerous elections for the Liberal Party in Australia and the Conservative Party in the UK


29 July

How to plan a meeting with a politician

Guests: Helen O’Neil, Chair, Performing Arts Connections Australia; former adviser to Labor arts ministers


5 Aug

Q&A with Esther: Let’s get ready


PART 5: ACHIEVING NATIONAL IMPACT

12 Aug

ARTS DAY ON THE HILL


19 Aug

Q&A with Esther: Let’s debrief

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Arts Day on the Hill: 12 August

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Paul Fletcher and Esther Anatolitis

Arts Minister Paul Fletcher and Esther Anatolitis, photo by Irene Dowdy 2019.

This year’s Arts Day on the Hill will take place on Wednesday 12 August. 

Participating in Arts Day on the Hill is open to everyone – and we're hoping that you'll want to play a more active part.

If you'd like to join as a media spokesperson or advocate in your state, please follow the link below to apply by 31 July. We will line up media opportunities for spokespeople, and advocates will help lead and distribute great engagement across Australia. 

NAVA Advocacy Program: Weekly Workshops Online