The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

NAVA Organisation

$320.00 annually.

This membership is for arts organisations and entitles your staff to access all NAVA’s resources and events including two free professional development opportunities a year specifically designed for administration staff.

Benefits

Amplify your voice

  • Advocacy & Campaigns - NAVA is actively involved in a number of areas of advocacy to improve the working environment for artists and arts organisations. We regularly undertake active campaigns to bring about change or pioneer new policies for the sector and encourage input and participation from our members.
  • NAVA Artist Files - The Artist Files are an ever growing collection of interviews with our professional members. Find out what inspires them, how their careers have developed and learn from their experiences.
  • Voting Rights - NAVA is a membership organisation, as a member you have the right to vote at our Annual General Meeting as well as nominating for and electing members of our board.

Develop your practice

  • Opportunities - members can browse through, or post their own notices for upcoming exhibitions and events, as well as funding and job opportunities from around Australia and internationally.
  • Grants - NAVA administers a range of grants and scholarships to support and develop the work of visual arts, craft and design practitioners and curators.
  • Guides - access to our online resources including factsheets, template and checklists covering a range of topics such as grant writing, taxation, business skills, promoting your work, copyright and more.
  • Professional development - NAVA has a yearly program of events, programs and resources for professional development for artists. The program includes community building, skills development and insights into professional practice. On a service fee basis we can come to your organisation or artists' network and run professional development seminars or workshops based on your needs.
  • Advice & Guidance - Have a question that you can’t find the answer to? Email us on nava@visualarts.net.au or call 1800 046 282 (18000 4 NAVA). We can also provide referrals or support for members experiencing disputes.

Strengthen your sector

  • Code of Practice - a comprehensive guide to best practice standards for artists’ fees, gallery representation, residencies, tax, insurance and artists’ rights.
  • Discounts - NAVA Membership receive discounts with a range of organisations across the sector such as:
    • Discounted entry to paying exhibitions at major galleries around Australia
    • A 10% discount at Eckersley’s Art and Craft stores
    • Discounted subscriptions to Artlink and Eyeline magazines
    • Discounts on NAVA Online Courses and merchandise
    • Other giveaways and offers such as movie tickets and tickets to arts events.
  • NAVA News - stay connected with NAVA monthly e-newsletter, linking you to everything we’ve been working on and what’s happening in contemporary arts around Australia.

Please note that we are unable to provide insurance packages to organisations.

Terms and Conditions

NAVA membership is for people interested in the arts.

Read the terms and conditions here.

Terms and Conditions (254.1 KB)

Please note that if a situation arises where a NAVA Premium or Premium Plus Member raises a dispute with a NAVA Organisation Member, NAVA will work on behalf of the artist or arts worker. Mediation between the two parties is the preferred method of dispute resolution.