We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

NAVA notes

NAVA has a fairly hefty program of professional development ideas. The most recent email that came out was about online promotion:

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is launching a brand new initiative entitled NAVA Connect Online Courses whereby NAVA will offer four short online learning courses for visual arts, craft and design practitioners.

NAVA Connect Online Courses will cover a range of topics including art business basics, marketing and promotion, career expansion, making connections and building relationships. All courses are very reasonably priced at only $140 (non members) $100 (NAVA members) for a 7-week course.

For more details or to enrol visit www.visualartsnet.au/whatson/onlinecourses

They are also running sessions via http://www.visualarts.net.au/newsdesk/2012/03/artists-everywhere-career-build-online

Further news from NAVA concerns ownership of your work while it is in a gallery on consignment. In reading new legislation NAVA is inclined to recommend that artists register their interest under the new PPSR system - http://www.ppsr.gov.au/ you can check out NAVA’s recommendations on their online news page. Further checking of the PPSR site seems to indicate that registration could be an epxensive business. We shall have to wait and see what transpires.

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