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7 Ways to Boost Creativity While Social Distancing 

With humankind hunkering down to flatten the curve against COVID-19, it can be hard to find ways to unleash your inner creativity.  But adapting to isolation doesn’t have to be bland – especially when you’re part of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s creative community. To help you…

FCAC Temporarily Closed

We're temporarily closed and will reopen on Tuesday 14 April. In light of the Australian Government’s recent advice on COVID-19, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is responding to the rapidly unfolding pandemic, by prioritising the safety of artists, community and staff…

FCAC Café Expressions of Interest

In light of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EOI process for interested operators for the FCAC café has been extended to 14 April 2020. Interest parties may outline how their offer, timeline and vision for the café may…

Victorian Bushfires: How You Can Support

The Victorian Bushfires have had a devastating impact on communities, wildlife and the environment. Here are a few ways you can show your support to those in need: Attend fundraisers for First Nations communities organised by DRMGNOW on Tuesday 7 January or Wednesday…

FCAC Closed

FCAC will be closed from Saturday 21 December to Sunday 12 January. We will re-open on Monday 13 January at 9.30am. If you have any enquiries, please contact FCAC Reception at reception@footscrayarts.com or 9362 8888.

Footscray Community Arts Centre Announces New Chair

Footscray Community Arts Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia White to the position of Chair, taking over from current board member Jason Rostant. A current FCAC board member and Director of the Western Health Foundation, Julia is a…

Shape the Future of FCAC

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) has been operating for more than 40 years, presenting a dynamic program featuring live music and performances, fun and educational workshops, film screenings, spoken word and festivals. The venue is also hired out for special occasions such as weddings and corporate…

ArtLife – Expression of Interest Open

ArtLife has workshop and mentorships available now – JOIN US Do you have a disability? Are you interested in the arts? Do you make art? ArtLife is FCAC’s participant-led, arts program for people with disability. Participant led means that the artists drive…

FCAC Café Expressions of Interest

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is Australia’s longest–running community engaged, contemporary arts centre, attracting audiences from Melbourne’s west and beyond. FCAC is seeking interest from parties with relevant experience to enter in an agreement to manage and operate the café, located…

FCAC Announced as NDIS Provider

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) reaffirms its commitment to being an inclusive contemporary arts centre by becoming a fully registered National Disability Insurance Scheme provider. This will provide new employment and development opportunities for artists within the centre’s ArtLife program. ArtLife was established over…

FCAC Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift for everyone Creativity is the gift that keeps on giving. Spoil the art enthusiast in your life with an FCAC Gift Voucher – the perfect gift for any occasion. Vouchers can be used on workshops, various FCAC arts and cultural…

FCAC Closed

Please note FCAC will be closed from Saturday 22 December to Sunday 13 January. We will re-open on Monday 14 January at 9.30am. The FCAC offices will open Monday 7 January. For more information, please feel free to contact us on 9362 8888 or reception@footscrayarts.com.

Footscray Art Prize 2019 – Entries Now Open

The Footscray Art Prize is a biennial non-acquisitive visual art prize for contemporary artworks across multiple platforms and disciplines. Established in 2016, it contributes to Footscray's reputation as a thriving cultural hub that supports and fosters the arts, and provides an…

FCAC Closed

Due to the Victorian public holiday, FCAC will be closed on Tuesday 6 November. We will reopen on Wednesday 7 November at 9.30am.   If you have any enquiries, please contact us on 9362 8888 or reception@footscrayarts.com.

LIVING NOW Residency Recipients 2018/19

Malthouse Theatre and Footscray Community Arts Centre are thrilled to announce the latest two recipients of the Living Now residency. Through the support of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, this program is now moving into…

Cargo Bike in the Dark by CB Mako

Cargo Bike in the Dark By CB Mako “BIKE THE BLUES away,” read a random post somewhere online. When an anonymous cancer charity gifted us with a cargo bike, I did just that, crushing crankiness away with a slow ride around the inner western suburbs of Melbourne.…


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