Public Art Commissions: An Artist’s Rights and Responsibilities

In this online workshop hosted by Kiama Municipal Council, learn about contracts, rights, and ethical considerations for Public Art Commissions with NAVA and artist Carla Gottgens, Tuesday 23 April 2024, 12.00pm-1.30pm AEST

Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole © 2022

ID: ID: A graphic illustration in shades of orange of a person sitting at a table with three thought bubbles above their head. In the bubble to the left is a document, in the bubble in the middle is a market stall and in the last bubble to the right are dollar signs. The graphic lies against a bright pink background. The text above the person says "Public Art Commissions: An Artist’s Rights and Responsibilities".

Learn the ropes of negotiating contracts with a workshop facilitated by NAVA (National Association of Visual Arts) and joined by Carla Gottgens, as part of South Coast Arts' The Creative Edge Program. 

Using NAVA's Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design (the Code), this online workshop on Public Art Commissions will help you to understand your rights, obligations, and how to protect your creative work. Learn about contracts, rights, and ethical considerations for Public Art, funding, agreements, and more.

Carla Gottgens is a multidisciplinary artist working across both 2D and 3D art commissions. With a public art, exhibition and commissioning history spanning almost 15 years, Carla focusses on artworks that have a strong community collaboration element as part of the design and/or creation part of the commission.

Date and Time

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

Time: 12.00pm-1.30pm AEST, Online on Zoom

Price: $10.00

About NAVA's Code of Practice

NAVA's Code sets out equitable, ethical and self-reflective standards for the Australian contemporary arts sector. The Code has been endorsed by the Australian Government as part of the National Cultural Policy.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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, and pay respect to First Nations communities' Ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded.