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FCAC was established in 1974 by a group of artists and community activists with a clear agenda of access for all.

As a centre, we see communities and artists as catalysts and collaborators who are deeply engaged in arts, culture and driving the civic narrative. It is our vision that all communities are valued as makers of culture, where creativity and collaboration drive increased participation, self-determination and diversity of representation.

Our centre provides a platform for a broad range of communities, including Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse, disability and LGBTQIA+ artists – living within and beyond Melbourne’s west. Our high quality facilities enable a rich year round artistic program featuring theatre, exhibitions, workshops, dance, music, literature and much more.

Each year, we:

  • Welcome over 70,000 visitors to the centre
  • Support and employ over 300 artists and arts workers
  • Produce and present over 1,300 events and works
  • Produce over 200 free activities for the community
  • Ensure continued accessibility by providing over $120,000 worth of free services to artists and community groups

By donating to Footscray Community Arts Centre, you are supporting creativity in Melbourne’s west, creating opportunities for emerging artists, and making arts and culture accessible to a broad range of communities.

Find out more about our Patrons, Donors and Members Program.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and all donations above $2 are tax deductible.

Thank you for your generosity.

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Partner With Us

Align your company with Australia’s foremost community-led and respected contemporary arts centre. Tailored benefit packages to meet your objectives are available at various levels of investment.

Download our 2019 Partnership Program document to find out more.

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To discuss donations, bequests or partnership opportunities please contact Robyn Gawenda at

Previous Campaigns

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Thanks to the generous support of our community, and our match funding partners, we reached our crowdfunding goal for Turn the Lights On, and the future looks brighter!

We received support from 190 backers, raising  $21,881 in total over 9 weeks. Matched with the support of our partners, together we have raised over $100,000 to complete this project.

We are so incredibly grateful for the support from all across our community –  every single donation was crucial in reaching this goal. We look forward to updating our community on FCAC’s journey towards a more sustainable future.

You can support success in our community by donating to FCAC.

Turn the Lights On is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1, The People’s Solar, The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Maribyrnong City Council.

Turn the Lights On: Performance Space is supported by the Australian Government through the Stronger Communities Programme (Electorate of Gellibrand)

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