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FCAC Announces Extended Closure in Response to COVID-19

In light of the stage 3 lock-down announced by the Premier on Tuesday 7 July 2020, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) has made the decision to extend closure to the public until further notice, prioritising the safety of artists, community and staff.

While our physical doors will remain closed, FCAC will continue to offer ways to our audiences and community to engage with creative experiences during this time.

The centre’s flagship ArtLife Goes Digital program for artists with intellectual disability will continue offering a 5-day online workshop program, spanning a variety of artforms. ArtLife can be accessed by artists using their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) packages.

Spanning a variety of different artforms, artists and topics, there is something for everyone to enjoy in FCAC Radio, our new podcast series, platforming artists, creatives and stories in Melbourne’s West and beyond. FCAC Radio showcases Melbourne’s marginalised yet powerful artistic voices.

In the context of the current pandemic, it is irrefutable that artists’ lives and creative processes will continue to be altered for some time to come. Curated by Bigoa Chuol, literary program FCAC Writes explores local writers potential and realised impacts of the pandemic for themselves, in their personal, social and political realities.

FCAC stands in solidarity with our communities during this time. We acknowledge that the uncertainty of the pandemic is compounded by the social injustices many in our communities are facing. We stand alongside the many voices advocating for public health solutions that prioritise cultural safety and care.

For media enquiries, please contact Jessica Ankomah, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Jessica.A@footscrayarts.com.

Please follow FCAC on our websiteFacebookTwitter or Instagram to keep up to date with their latest announcements on the impact on upcoming events and programs at the centre.

For live updates on the Australian Government’s advice on Corona Virus mitigation, please head to their website or contact the Corona Virus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline 1800 959 500 – a free, confidential service, available 24/7 to anyone who works in the performing arts.


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