NAVA launches Future/Forward

Register now for Future/Forward - a two-day summit to provoke new thinking about Australian visual arts. Held from the 6 to 7 November 2014 at Carriageworks, NSW.

Future/Forward – The National Visual Arts Summit

6 – 7 November 2014

Carriageworks, Sydney NSW

Future/Forward is a two-day summit that will bring together arts practitioners, academics and industry professionals to engage in discussions about the current state of the visual arts in Australia and to imagine new possibilities for developing contemporary practice.

Future/Forward will present a diverse range of speakers, both local and international challenging the changes, assumptions and current debates in the arts sector.

Tamara Winikoff, NAVA's Executive Director says, “This is the first visual arts summit to be held in Australia. It will provide a great opportunity for speakers and delegates to grapple with important issues around which there are conflicting views. We look forward to enabling the sector to engage publicly with some of the hard things that matter to all of us."

Support for this national dialogue is offered through travel bursaries in several states made available to art practitioners to attend the summit from around Australia. The bursaries will cover flights, accommodation, per diems and summit registration fees.

For interviews or further information about Future/Forward, please contact Julie Lien, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator on +61 2 9368 1900 or

Artist Bursaries

Please apply directly to NAVA. Applications close 10 October 2014.

StateFunding body
QueenslandArts Queensland
South AustraliaArts SA
VictoriaArts Victoria
Western Australia . .Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts

The full program and additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.


Early bird tickets are available on or before 10 October 2014.

Early bird tickets

$50*/Single day

$90*/Full conference

Early bird concession: NAVA Premium, NAVA Premium Plus, Students

$45*/Single day

$80*/Full conference

Full price tickets

$70*/Single day

$120*/Full conference

Full price concession: NAVA Premium, NAVA Premium Plus, Students

$50*/Single day

$90*/Full conference

*Booking fees apply. Places are limited.


Please place your name on the waiting list.

Register now:

NAVA Future Forward e-flyer