Arts Day on the Hill

Are you ready to develop your advocacy voice for lasting impact? Are you interested in connecting with a national network of advocates as well as leading advocacy local to you? Are you keen to establish relationships with members of parliament across a range of parties?

NAVA’s Arts Day on the Hill program brings together an artist or arts worker from every state and territory to be trained in policy engagement and advocacy ahead of meetings with MPs in Canberra ACT. This will happen on the first sitting week after the winter break, each year for an initial three years. 

This first program will coincide with our launch of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts, a multi-party group of members and senators. And it will involve the Parliamentary Library’s civics workshops, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the NGA, the Director of the Parliament House collection, and others yet to be determined.

Our 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.

Event dates: Monday 29 July –  Thursday 1 August 2019 ACT

Arts Day on the Hill participants will have their travel and accommodation expenses covered, as well as per diems paid and events catered. You must be available to attend each day of the program. For participants unable to fly directly to Canberra on Monday morning, we will fly and accommodate you on Sunday evening 28 July.

If you are interested in participating please express your interest below. 

Closing at 23:59 AEST Sunday 23 June 2019.

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