NAVA’s academic partners at RMIT School of Art have been successful in receiving an ARC Linkage Project grant for $328,000 over three years to undertake Ambitious and Fair: Strategies for a sustainable visual arts sector. This is a supplementary project to the Code of Practice revision.
In a context where artists’ incomes are low and falling, public galleries and universities face funding challenges, and commercial galleries are financially vulnerable, the research project addresses barriers to the sector’s economic health and the challenge of improving artists’ incomes. It will propose interventions for the arts industry and government policy to improve and develop the arts ecosystem.
In the meantime, three more discussion papers for the Code are currently being drafted on Exhibiting, ARIs and Funding. We are aiming to release them for feedback before the end of the year.
We are also working with a public art curator and consultant on editing the draft guidelines for commissioning art in public space so we can release them before the rest of the Code revision is complete.
Dates for our next consultations and other activity will be released in the new year. For more information read Revising the Code of Practice: A Collaborative Plan.
To contribute to the Code of Practice revision, please provide feedback via these Code of Practice discussion papers.