The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

Professional Development

NAVA provides direct service to its members and the sector generally by offering industry advice, referrals, resources, professional representation and development, grant programs, education training courses and events, and a range of other opportunity brokerage and career development services.

Insights into Practice

Online Conversations

Kelli McCluskey and Sarah Rowbottam, Proximity Festival Lab, December 2016 Photo: Loren Kronemyer

Kelli McCluskey and Sarah Rowbottam, Proximity Festival Lab, December 2016 Photo: Loren Kronemyer

A program of interviews and conversations about the experiences and perspectives of living and working professional artists, arts workers and creative practitioners in Australia.

Professional Practice

Resources

Bar talk

An interactive professional practice program of skills development guides, courses, resources and events for artists, arts workers and creative practitioners.

Communities of Practice

Forums & Events

the artist exchange

Photography by Nick McKinlay

NAVA hosts an annual program of events, forums and talks around the country to connect artists and arts professionals, discuss current challenges and skill share ideas and ways forward within the sector.