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 have changed in response to the disruption to small businesses. Please contact fcac.cafe@gmail.com if you have questions.

FCAC is seeking expressions of interest from interested café operators to run the much-loved café on our creative community precinct.

FCAC Hospitality Vision
FCAC’s vision for the café is an offering that mirrors FCAC’s values, offers much needed space for community connection and that contributes to the vibrancy and activation of the precinct. In the past, the café has provided a valuable and much-loved local meeting place, as well as meeting the needs of visitors to FCAC’s programs and servicing the permanent, contract staff and tenants located across the complex.

Moving into 2020 and beyond, FCAC will be exploring opportunities to collaborate with an operator that shares the an understanding of the significance of the site as a community asset, and one that provides a unique business opportunity as the precinct evolves in the years to come in response to the rapidly growing population of Footscray.

Acknowledging that the café is received by visitors as one and the same with FCAC, the Centre seeks to ensure that the café and its operations directly engages with, and contributes to the creative and cultural life of the precinct, while also providing valuable income to FCAC, a registered Australian charity.

Click here to download EOI information pack.

Expressions of Interest
FCAC is seeking 1-2 page expressions of interest by 14 April 2020.

In your expression of interest, please include:
 Why this opportunity has caught your interest
 Your relevant café/ hospitality experience and financial capacity for the café operation
 Your understanding and vision for the FCAC Café site
 Any timelines or considerations in entering an agreement with FCAC

Enquires and proposals should be submitted to:
Footscray Community Arts Centre
e | fcac.cafe@gmail.com

Following submission of your EOI, FCAC will shortlist candidates for interview. Preferred candidates will be invited to submit a full application proposal. FCAC hopes to have a café operating by mid-2020.

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