Cultural data has important stories to tell the nation – but are those stories being heard? How can we harness the most critical, insightful work of arts and humanities researchers to inform the national conversation and influence policy? For over thirty years, NAVA has led policy, advocacy and action for a contemporary arts sector that’s ambitious and fair. NAVA’s recently launched Arts Agenda is a monthly focus on national issues in Australia’s contemporary arts. Written exclusively for academics, journalists and policy-makers, Arts Agenda orients current research to current issues to link data and insights to the people best placed to drive informed change. NAVA’s Executive Director Esther Anatolitis will outline national advocacy priorities in the contemporary arts to seek collaborations for national advocacy impact.