National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
Founded in September 1983, this organisation represents the professional interests of the Australian visual arts and crafts sector through advocacy, representation and service provision. It is run by a board of up to nine directors, five elected by the members representing the interests of visual arts practitioners and organisations and drawn from at least four Australian states/territories, and up to four co-opted members with other specialist skills in the area of law, business development and fundraising, politics, marketing and promotion and media. It offers a wide range of services and resources to the sector, including publications, codes of practice, the establishment of different networks and agencies for the sector, organisation of training forums and workshops. Furthermore, it administers five grants for artists.