Peak organisations: Who Ya Gonna Call?

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Tamara Winikoff

Most artists are better with ideas than insurance. Thank heavens for peak bodies to look after the nuts and bolts.

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If you were asked, could you describe in say 20 words or less what it is that the peak arts service organisations do? While they occupy a crucial position in the broader arts ecology, their work and achievements are sometimes not well known or understood. When you’re an artist working towards an exhibition or performing on stage, the importance of getting things sorted like industry standards, artists rights, fair payment, tax, copyright, insurance, superannuation and so on fade behind the urgent issues of getting your art out in front of audiences and buyers. However, when something goes wrong who can help?

 

About the author

Tamara Winikoff OAM is Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).