The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

NAVA Premium Plus

$280.00 annually.


This membership offers you 7 types of heavily discounted insurance plus all the other Premium membership entitlements. It is exclusively available for professional visual artists, curators, installers, registrars, conservators and arts administrators.

AUD 280.00 dollars annual

2017 One Year Studio Artist Karen Black in her Artspace studio. Photo Maja Baska.

NAVA's Premium Plus membership includes 7 types of insurance:

  • Public Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Indemnity Extension
  • Property in Custody or Control
  • Tenants Liability
  • Personal Accident
  • Access to Transit and Exhibition Insurance (opt in)

To qualify for Premium Plus you will need to complete and lodge the application form available on the right which will be assessed to determine your professional status. As a part of your application you will need to provide personal and work history details including an abbreviated curriculum vitae. Once your professional status has been determined, your information will be given to our insurance broker Local Community Insurance Services.

Applications take 5-7 working days to be processed. If you are deemed to be ineligible for the insurance package your money will be refunded within 10 working days.

The Insurance Package and Assessment

  • Factsheet - for more information about the insurance package and assessment process.
  • Policy Disclosure Statement - the details about the insurance policy.
  • Professional Assessment Criteria - the criteria used to assess your application.
  • Terms and Conditions - the terms you agree to when taking out this Membership and insurance policy.

Other 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

  • Insurance - access to transit and exhibition insurance for your artwork.
  • 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.
  • 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. We are not able to provide legal advice or legal representation.

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 freight with King & Wilson Essential Art Services
    • 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.

If you need your Premium Plus Membership processed faster than the 5-7 working days processing time there is the option to fast track your membership for an additional $20. This will get your membership processed within 24 hours. Fast tracking can be purchased at the same time as your membership or afterwards. Click here to add Premium Plus Fast Tracking to your cart.

AUD 280.00 dollars annual