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NAVA workshop will help local artists

Western Riverina Arts will assist local artists to propel their careers with a six-hour workshop led by staff from the National Association for the Visual Arts on 25 February.

Register to attend by clicking here!

NAVA is the national peak body for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector. Since its establishment in 1983, NAVA has been successful in securing policy and legislative change to encourage the growth and development of the sector and to increase professionalism within the industry.

The workshop will teach how to write the perfect artist statement and CV, as well as sharing tips and ideas in developing your individual brand.

Staff from NAVA will be on hand to provide industry knowledge on pricing your work, artwork inventory, creating a marketing plan and how using an online presence such as websites or social media can propel your art career into the 21st century and potentially reaching a global audience!

The workshop will discuss dealing with rejection from grants agencies, tapping into artist networks from around Australia, and finding and maintain a mentor throughout your career and resources available to artists.

This workshop will also discuss practical opportunities to exhibit your work whilst providing you with key knowledge from industry professionals on working in partnership with galleries, knowing what a formal agreement is and the 3 C’s: consignment, contracts and commission.

"Any artist who takes their work seriously will have to sign a contract at some point in their career," said Derek Motion, Regional Arts Development Officer with Western Riverina Arts. "Even if it's a small amount of money, it's worth understanding the implications of commissioned work."

Be sure to register to be part of this opportunity for local artists.

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