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Art Business Basics

Presented by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) this course will enable visual or media artists, craft or design practitioners to manage the practical everyday business requirements of their practice. 

Art Business Basics helps you establish a business approach to your arts career as a visual or media artist, craft or design practitioner. Build your business confidence by efficiently managing the practical, everyday business requirements of your practice. Facilitated by Monica Davidson from Creative + Business, Art Business Basics offers business skills training tailored to the creative arts and provides expertise in helping artists develop sustainable businesses.

Topics covered include:

  • the ins and outs of becoming a sole trader
  • taxation for creative practitioners
  • tips for contract development and negotiation
  • rights and restrictions
  • the development of short and long term art business plans, as the major project.

Major project:

Development of a business plan

Important course information:

Enrolment now open

Enrolment closes: 16 April 2017

Course starts: 1 May 2017

Course dates: 1 May – 12 June 2017

Duration: 7 weeks

Max. 30 students


Location: Online

Date: Enrolment closes Sunday 16 April 2017

Course starts Monday 1 May 2017

Time requirements: 3 hours online and 3 hours for tasks

Cost: $298 for non-members  $243 for NAVA members (GST incl.)