Fund Supports Visual Artist Career Growth

November 28, 2014

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the development of an online education platform for visual artists, in collaboration with National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and the University of NSW and UNSW Art & Design.

NAVA Connect offers artists five online courses to enhance their professional expertise and skills in areas ranging from grant writing, managing a business, marketing, expanding career opportunities and building an online presence. The online delivery of these courses includes high levels of collaboration and interaction, making it a sociable as well as a learning event.

NAVA’s General Manager Phillipa Sprott said it had been a popular addition to NAVA’s professional development armory.

“Most artists these days have increasingly hybrid practises, with many seeking new opportunities locally and internationally,” she said.

“NAVA Connect offers specialised skills development and inspiration. The courses build knowledge of best business practices,
help identify goals and diversify career pathways. The online environment creates a community where participants can share
experience and knowledge – the artists learn from each other as well as from the course leaders.”

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the development of the project since 2011.

For more information about the courses, visit the NAVA website

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