News | Esther Anatolitis announced as new Executive Director of NAVA

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News from NAVA that their new Executive Director is Esther Anatloitis. From NAVA James Emmett, Chair of the NAVA Board, today announces Esther Anatolitis as the organisation’s next Executive Director. “It is with enthusiasm and pride for NAVA that I welcome Esther as the new Executive Director. Esther’s experience, profile and intellect makes her ideal to lead NAVA through its next chapter. At a personal level, I am very excited to start working with Esther soon. I particularly want to thank our acting co-directors, Brianna Munting and Penelope Benton, for their ongoing excellent management of NAVA during this transitional period. They are tremendous assets to the organisation.” “I am delighted that Esther will be joining NAVA,” said Senator Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and the Arts, “and look forward to continuing the very good working relationship we developed during her…

News | Wiradjuri artist, Amala Groom joins the board of NAVA

Wiradjuri artist, Amala Groom, has been elected unopposed as the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Representative Director on the board of the NAVA. From NAVA Amala Groom is a New South Wales based conceptual artist whose practice is informed by, and reflects, Aboriginal methodologies, epistemologies and ways of being. Her work, as a form of passionate activism, delivers insightful commentary on contemporary society, politics and race relations. Groom said today, “It is both an honour and a privilege to have been nominated to hold the first dedicated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Director’s position on the NAVA Board. I bring to the role both my personal expertise as a practitioner and my background in Aboriginal political and legal advocacy. My voice is one of the many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists, curators, writers,…

Let’s Talk Contemporary Art Organisations | NAVA Event at The Gunnery

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This is your chance to join the Directors of Contemporary Art Organisations (CAO) from across Australia in a conversation that is focused on how we should value the small to medium sector. This sector makes a significant contribution to expanding artists careers, engaging audiences and developing new works. This is something that should not be overlooked. Let’s Talk will be facilitated by Blair French, Director, Curatorial & Digital, MCA Australia | Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace and Chair, CAO | Dr. Lizzie Muller, Director, UNSWAD Art & Design Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership Program | Brianna Munting, Deputy Director, NAVA Date: Monday, 8 August 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST) – Add to Calendar Venue: The Gunnery – Level 2, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011 FREE – Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lets-talk-contemporary-art-organisations-tickets-26769781136?aff=erelexpmlt

Funding | Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists

Each year 4 x $5,000 scholarships are awarded to emerging artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel to: • undertake formal study or • undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or • undertake informal study for a planned research project. Funding Available: Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $5000 + GST. Important Dates: Applications will open in May and close at 23:59 AEST Saturday 30th July 2016. Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Terms and Conditions (68.7 KB) Apply Online Previous winners