NAVA Online Learning

Online resources, videos and guides for best practice and professional development in the visual arts.

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Online Courses

Art Business Basics

Running your practice as a business means being obliged to deal with tax and superannuation claims and contributions, as well as other business administrative tasks. NAVA offers factsheets and information about running your art business.

Artists' Fees

As a professional artist in Australia you should be paid for the work that you do. NAVA outlines industry standard pay rates and artists' fees in the Code of Practice.

Artists often get lost and overwhelmed in understanding and negotiating contracts with organisations and institutions. NAVA provides webinars, interviews, guides and factsheets to help you navigate contracts in the arts.

Finding Opportunities

Opportunities for artists are diverse and wide-ranging. NAVA provides links and resources for finding the best opportunities for you and your practice.

Marketing & Building your Audience

Marketing feels like a dirty word to many artists, but it doesn't have to be! We have put together some resources to help you communicate about your work and build an audience for your professional practice.

Our Art, Our Art Industry

From 2007 - 2009, artists from 28 Indigenous Art Centres and remote communities came together under the Our Art project to discuss and document art business, their art centres and the business relationships and concepts that were important to them. "Our Art, Our Art Industry" was a joint project of NAVA, Desart and the Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists Inc (ANKAAA). Vodcasts by David Pollock Films & Francine Chinn. This project was funded by the Sidney Myer Fund. 

Pricing your Work

Determining the price of artwork for sale is a challenge for many artists. We have put together some guidelines for pricing your work, as well as best practice standards for the galleries and organisations who may represent you.

Intellectual Property and Copyright is a major consideration for contemporary artists. It is important that you know your legal rights and are confident to negotiate with galleries, media outlets and commercial enterprises to protect those rights.

Writing Grant Proposals

Finding funding can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not used to writing grant proposals. NAVA offers webinars with artists and organisations about writing funding applications, we also have a bunch of practical tips to dispel your fears about the application process and give you the confidence to put forward a competitive proposal.