Call to Create


2017 Call to Create applications Now Closed

Call to Create began in 2013 and over the past 3 years we have successfully supported 25 presentations and creative developments involving number of artists. Some of these projects have gone onto have extended and successful lives (WANITA (2015), The Man Who Committed Thought  (2014), Encre Noir (2015), In Plan Sanskrit (2015).

Call to Create was developed in response to overwhelming demand from artists to engage with FCAC and the way we uniquely combine working in community with making art. Through Call to Create we bring together artists and audiences interested in the creative process to explore, experiment and experience new ideas.

Call to Create is a unique creative space within a forward thinking arts centre which values work that is contemporary, relevant and accessible. We welcome artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, artists who have a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, women and senior artists to apply.

Download Call to Create 2017 Guidelines HERE
Please find floor plans and space specifications HERE

Who should apply?

Call to Create is open to artists at all stages of their careers. Call to Create is also open to small companies and collectives. FCAC prioretises the work of artists who represent diverse communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, women artists and artists who identify with culturally diverse communities, artists who identify as GLBTIQ and artists with a disability. We also welcome submissions from artists responding to issues of relevance to the stakeholder communities at FCAC.

Please contact us if you have any queries about work that is of interest to us.


Successful applicants will be offered the following (to be negotiated where applicable):

  • Box office split
  • Supported use of the venue for up to 40 centre hours
  • Assigned to a FCAC Producer who will provide logistical and mentoring support for up to 10 hours
  • Marketing to FCAC audiences
  • A development session with FCAC Producer on extending the life of your project
  • Public liability insurance when on site.


Artists will be expected to:

  • Participate as an artist in audience development / community reach initiatives
  • Fully utilise the resources of FCAC to achieve your artistic goals
  • Liaise with a range of FCAC staff in regards to use of the venue and equipment including venue, marketing and programming staff
  • Sign an artist agreement
  • Provide a written evaluation of your experience in Call to Create within 6 weeks of completing your outcome
  • Participate in the artistic community of FCAC by attending events and sharing your work at relevant stakeholder engagements

Selection Criteria:

This year, Call to Create is inviting artists to submit an online application using the form provided below. Call to Create is taking applications for projects from June 2017.

We recommend you cover the following areas in your application:

  • A clear artist statement in relation to your proposed idea
  • A summary of your artistic practice and how it meets FCAC’s artistic agenda
  • Demonstrate that your concept is deliverable
  • Briefly outline how you will use the time in the studios and resources of FCAC
  • Be clear about what resources you require
  • Provide relevant support materials including your biography or CV, weblinks to your previous work

Please note, we do not program the Roslyn Smorgon Gallery from our Call to Create projects. If you are interested in proposing an exhibition, this may be programmed in our Gabriel Gallery or Basement Theatre foyer Gallery only.

Key Dates:

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Wednesday 14 September and 21 September, 5:30pm – 7pm
APPLICATIONS OPEN: Monday 26 September 2016
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 28 October 2016

It is highly recommended that applicants attend the information session which will be held at FCAC on Wednesday 14 September and 21 September, 5:30pm.

Please call 03 9362 8888 to discuss your Call to Create application with an FCAC Creative Producer before completing the form below.

Download Call to Create 2016 Guidelines HERE
Please find floor plans and space specifications HERE


1- Melinda Smith and Dianne Reid, Dance Interrogations, 2016, Image by Damien Hinds


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