Date(s) - 29/04/2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

NAVA Advocacy Program: Weekly Workshops Online

Online art advocacy workshop every Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm AEST, 22 April – 19 August 2020.

Every Wednesday evening, join Esther Anatolitis and Australia’s leading advocacy thinkers and practitioners online at 4pm AEST.

Let’s talk arts, policy, media, political and public engagement. What works? What doesn’t? What can we achieve together?

NAVA’s aim is to foster confident, informed advocacy by smart, connected artists and arts leaders. Not just once-off, not just in an emergency, but in an ongoing way that precludes such policy and funding emergencies. Let’s build something that lasts.

To find out more and to join the workshops go to the NAVA website here….

22 April Arts advocacy in a time of coronavirus Alex Marsden, National Director, AMaGA; Anne Robertson, Member, National Public Galleries Alliance
29 April Recap Arts Day on the Hill 2019 and introduce NAVA advocacy framework 2019 Arts Day on the Hill Advocates including Gadigal, Wiradjuri, Yuin artist Nadeena Dixon, and Hobart-based artist Selena de Carvalho
6 May First Nations advocacy Nadeena Dixon: Gadigal, Wiradjuri, Yuin artist based in Sydney

Wesley Enoch: Artistic Director, Sydney Festival; Member, NAVA Board; co-facilitator, weekly Australia Council First Nations COVID19 roundtable

13 May Q&A: How to advocate for the arts John Alexander MP: Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture
20 May Policy literacy: where do the arts sit? John Daley, CEO, the Grattan Institute
27 May Global comparisons: who’s doing this well? Jackie Bailey: global cultural policy, research and evaluation specialist
3 June Achieving policy goals from an invisible portfolio Mike Mrdak AO: former Secretary, former Department of Communications and the Arts
10 June Q&A: How to influence cultural policy Maria Vamvakinou MP: Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture
17 June Media engagement Michaela Boland: arts journalist, ABC, formerly the Australian
24 June Newsroom: media analysis George Megalogenis: journalist, political commentator, author
1 July How to be a media spokesperson Abdul Abdullah, artist, and Jane Morey, publicist, who in late 2019 joined forces to defend Abdul’s work from political attack
8 July Q&A: How to engage with the public Adam Bandt MP: Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture *TBC*
15 July Political engagement Nicholas Pickard: Executive Director, Public Affairs, APRA AMCOS; Chair, Australian Society of Authors; former adviser to state and federal Labor arts ministers
22 July Insights from the inside Mark Textor: Director, Crosby Textor, political campaign strategists who have won numerous elections for the Liberal Party in Australia and the Conservative Party in the UK
29 July How to plan a meeting with a politician Helen O’Neil: Chair, Performing Arts Connections Australia; former adviser to Labor arts ministers