The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

Professional Practice

Skills development to build and sustain your professional career in the arts, and best practice industry standards to ensure a healthy and supportive sector.

Money for Artists

Money For Artists

NAVA offers a range of grants, awards and scholarships to support and develop the work of visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners. 

Skills Development

Rowena Grace

Rowena Grace in her studio, photo Yu Ye Wu

Led by artists and industry experts, our Online Learning program provides key information and skills development resources on grant writing, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

Best Practice Standards

Codes of Practice

Code of Practice

The Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector is the national best practice standards for the sector. The Code provides a set of practical and ethical guidelines for the conduct of business between art/craft/design practitioners and galleries, agents, dealers, retailers, buyers, sponsors and partners, commissioners, employers and the managers of residencies, workshops, competitions, prizes and awards.

Also on this page you will find links to Protocols for Working with the Australian Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Sector and the Code of Practice for Inter-Cultural Partnerships in Craft & Design.

Guest Lectures

Vocational Education and Training

Cigdem Aydemir

Cigdem Aydemir presenting Grant Writing lecture at St George TAFE, Kogarah 2016

NAVA is regularly invited to present guest lectures at universities, galleries and other key institutions on advocacy, skills development and opportunities for artists. If you would like to host a NAVA lecture, please get in touch.

Workshops

Interactive Sessions

Photo by Salt Studios

NAVA Salon Session, Toowoomba 2016. Featuring Stephen Spurrier 'Crying Eye Painting' 1982, from the Artbank collection. Photo by Salt Studios.

Our specialised group sessions build skills and confidence in professional art practice. Past workshops have included:

  • Writing grant proposals
  • Pricing your work
  • Building your audience