Art and ideas that resonate
Touring contemporary art across Victoria and beyond
NETS Victoria is the peak body for visual art, craft and design touring and the State’s only full-service visual arts touring organisation.
We take a hands-on approach to supporting and showcasing the work of Australian curators, artists, arts workers and arts organisations, connecting them with one another, and fostering collaboration through the provision of curatorial, financial and capacity building support.
We work with an established network of regional galleries to bring new exhibitions to life in new locations and support galleries to capture wider audiences.
Our exhibitions are enhanced by educational programs, encouraging increased audience participation and engagement with contemporary art.
We nurture new projects through seed funding via the Exhibition Development Fund grants program. We provide regional galleries with best practice support services for our touring programs including professional development opportunities.
NETS Victoria is a registered charity with a Board of Management supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and through the Federal Government’s arts funding body the Australia Council through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy. We also rely on public donations and bequests to support our artistic program and new initiatives. Find out more here.
To connect and inspire diverse communities, through access to cutting-edge contemporary art that challenges the status-quo and celebrates multiple viewpoints.
Artistic Excellence and Courage We will deliver a bold, forward-thinking and inclusive Artistic Program that reflects the diversity of contemporary Australian artists and their stories, and the diverse needs of audiences.
Sustainability We will ensure longevity and good governance through exceptional policy and planning frameworks, and by nurturing a positive and supportive workplace.
Advocacy and Innovation We will use our unique position as a connector organisation between galleries, artists arts workers, and curators between metropolitan and regional centres to act as a responsible advocate for the sector, and a positive ambassador for the arts more broadly.