Indigenous Cultural Program

Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Indigenous Cultural Program encompasses a range of programs, projects and events that focus on creatively engaging artists and audiences from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that populate Melbourne’s west.

FCAC Indigenous Cultural Program area provides a platform specifically for the creative engagement of Indigenous artists, recognising their unique cultures and artistic perspectives as the First Peoples of Australia.

The program is developed in consultation with the community and implemented by the FCAC Indigenous Cultural Program Creative Producer with the support of the FCAC Indigenous Advisory Group, including Elders in Residence Parbin-ata Carolyn Briggs AM and Uncle Larry Walsh. Programming is responsive to the needs of the community and embraces opportunities to may arise throughout the operational year. The program is built around a stream of core activities and augmented through its review and consultation processes.


The Black Arm Band perform at Wominjeka 2013, photograph by Rachel Main.
Possum skin cloak created through our 2012 Indigenous Cultural Learning program. Photograph by Rachel Main.
Hip Hop Academy Superjam Showcase at Wominjeka 2013. Photograph by Rachel Main.
Archie Roach performs at Wominjeka 2014. Photograph by James Henry.
John Winch (Mutthi Mutthi / Yorta Yorta) with his work Subliminal Continuance 2013, acyrilic paint, digital prints on paper and canvas. Photograph by James Henry