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.

Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole © 2022

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  • Stephanie Parkin from Parallax Legal, author of the Code's First Nations section in Principles, Ethics and Rights and Working with Art Centres 
  • Margaret Mayhew from Arts Access Victoria, independent reviewer for the new Code
  • Rhianna Pezzaniti, NAVA's Project Manager, Code of Practice

Following a three-year collaborative approach, the new Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design sets out good practice approaches to working relationships in the professional Australian visual arts, craft and design sector, ethical standards of access and inclusion, and payment rates for artists and arts workers. The sixth edition of the Code opens with a new introductory Principles, Ethics and Rights chapter featuring sections on First Nations and Access Rights for d/Deaf and Disabled People.

In this introductory webinar, Rhianna Pezzaniti will discuss the approach to this major revision; Stephanie Parkin will discuss the background and provide an outline of recommendations in First Nations section in Principles, Ethics and Rights as well as Working with Art Centres; and Margaret Mayhew discusses the embedding of access rights throughout the new Code and present a summary of recommendations Access Rights for d/Deaf and Disabled People section.

This webinar will be closed captioned. Auslan interpretation will be provided.

2-3pm AEDT Thursday 17 November 2022 (via Zoom)
Free registration

This webinar is part of the 3-year Australian Research Council Linkage project entitled Visual Arts Work: sustainable strategies for the Australian visual arts and craft sector led by researchers from RMIT University and The University of Melbourne, and industry partners the National Association of the Visual Arts (NAVA), and the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA).

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.

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