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Footscray Art Prize 2021 Shortlist Announced

  The Footscray Art Prize is a vital event for the local creative community, bolstering the reputation of Melbourne's western suburbs as a thriving hub for artistic and cultural vibrancy. Over 170 works nationally have been shortlisted for 2021, across the…

FCAC Closed

Due to the Victorian public holidays FCAC will be closed from Friday 2 April until Monday 5 April. We will re-open on Tuesday 6 April at 9.30am. If you have any enquiries, please contact FCAC Reception at reception@footscrayarts.com or 9362…

FCAC Reopening Friday 19 February

UPDATE 18/2: Following the Victorian Government’s recent announcement, FCAC is excited to reopen to artists and community on Friday 19 February at 9:30am. Events planned for this weekend from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February will proceed as scheduled. This includes the…

RESIDENCE | Artist In Focus: Zhang Xiaoan

Zhang Xiaoan is a writer and director hailing from Xinjiang, China, currently based in Melbourne. He’s one of over twenty independent artists and collectives to be offered space to create in the recently refurbished Henderson House studios as part of…

FCAC Reopens With An Exciting End-Of-Year Program

After 259 days of closure, we are excited to open our doors from Friday 4 December 2020. What’s On ARISING presents 32 creative responses to interruption, isolation, resilience and strength during the events of 2020 Stock-up on goodies for the holiday…

RESIDENCE - Artist call out

Footscray’s 148-year old historic Henderson House gets a revamp

Over the last 7 months of forced closure, FCAC’s beloved heritage Henderson House has received a much-needed and eagerly anticipated renovation, in preparation of welcoming our community and audiences back through its halls.  The iconic bluestone Henderson House building has overlooked the Maribyrnong River since 1872, and through…

13 Free Public Artworks to Enjoy in Footscray

For many Melbournians, finding ways to shake up the exercise routine or step away from the screen during COVID is important. With our new precinct café Myrtle Wine Café opening this week, grab a Five Senses coffee and check out…

Myrtle Wine Cafe

Watch this space: Myrtle Wine Café comes to FCAC

Following a public café expression of interest process and renovation, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is excited to announce a new addition to its creative hub in Footscray – Myrtle Wine Café, set to open on 6th November 2020. Myrtle Wine…

FCAC Mourns the Loss of Comrade Paddy Garritty

Vale Paddy Garritty  Melbourne and the West owes so much to Paddy. He believed in the power of art and community to change people’s lives – and in sharing that message – he changed the lives of people around him.  Paddy was…

First Nations Early Career Writers Residency 2020

About the Residency Presented in partnership with MPavilion, the First Nations Early Career Writers residency is a three-month-long program that aims to enhance the practices emerging practitioners. We are delighted to announce that the participants for the 2020 residency are Ashleigh…

FCAC Announces Extended Closure in Response to COVID-19

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) has made the decision to close to the public until 4 August 2020, prioritising the safety of artists, community and staff during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The closure period will be re-evaluated to align with government…

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 is temporarily closed

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…


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