The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Code of Practice EOI: Writers (Expired)

Expressions of interest are currently open for writers to contribute to NAVA's major revision of its Code of Practice. This is a paid opportunity to help develop a comprehensive and accessible resource for a sector that's ambitious and fair.

We are employing a ‘payment-for-consultation’ model that centres the diversity of our arts communities and credits them directly as advisers, designers and co-authors.

Selected writers will draft short discussion papers and contribute to draft sections of the Code. There are opportunities for a number of writers to contribute to the following sections of the new Code:

  • Exhibiting: Loans, touring, festivals
  • Selling: Commercial galleries and art fairs, hiring space
  • Commissioning and funding: Commissioning new work, temporary public art, funding
  • Artist self organisation: ARIs, collectives and cooperatives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres
  • Awards, prizes and competitions
  • Residencies, studios, workshops and education
  • Principles, ethics and rights: First Nations, accessibility, cultural diversity, gender equity, freedom of expression

Successful applicants will receive:

  • A verbal and written brief for the section they are to write 
  • A deadline
  • Feedback on a first draft
  • Payment of 90c / word

NAVA respects the deep knowledges held by the sector. It's important that a range of specific, lived experiences of people contribute to this work. We welcome applicants from First Nations, culturally diverse, disability and Deaf, and/or marginalised communities. Independent practitioners and arts workers are encouraged to apply.


To express your interest please email Holly on with the following:

  • A few sentences about your practice
  • Which section/s you are interested in working on and why
  • Your CV
  • An indication of your availability in 2021

If you have access requirements, NAVA’s support staff can arrange an alternative application process. Please call (02) 9368 1900 for more information.

Applications close 23:59 AEDT Sunday 28 February 2021.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through Create NSW.


Friday 12 February, 2021
Sunday 28 February, 2021

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