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Footscray Community Arts Announces New Chair

Footscray Community Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia White to the position of Chair.

Introducing Our New Leadership Team

Footscray Community Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Gawenda to the position of Executive Director and Daniel Santangeli to the position of Artistic Director.

Shape the Future of Footcray

Footscray Community Arts 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.

Footscray Community Arts Becomes NDIS Providers

Footscray Community Arts (FCA) reaffirms its commitment to being an inclusive contemporary arts centre by becoming a fully registered National Disability Insurance Scheme provider.

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.

ArtLife Artist in Focus: Esther Tuddenham

In the lead up to the second ArtLife Colouring Book Launch on Thursday 26 July, we spoke with artist Esther Tuddenham about what inspires her creative practice.

Artist in Focus: Michele Lee

A practising playwright for over 10 years, Michele Lee is revered for producing theatre pieces that amplify diverse stories.

The Hackkets receive Contemporary Music Touring Initiative funding for interstate tour

Congratulations to The Hackkets for receiving funding to do their first interstate tour in celebration of the band’s 25th year.

Artist in Focus: Ian Caplan

Artist Ian Caplan, who has been an artist in our ArtLife program for over 10 years, is renowned for his colourful portraits of his favourite pop musicians.

ECL Alumni Profile: Rani Pramesti

In 2013, performance maker, intercultural producer and arts advocate Rani Pramesti participated in the Emerging Cultural Leaders Program.

Interview: Trans Tasman Poetry Slam Poets

Originating in Chicago in 1986, slam poetry has since evolved from the underground jazz club scene to an internationally recognised art form.

Interview: Hoa Pham on VIVID

Award-winning author and playwright Hoa Pham (The Other Shore, Wave) brings VIVID to Footscray Community Arts Centre this month.

WOW – Women of the World Melbourne

Over three days in March 2017, FCA proudly presented WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne.

Announcement: New Chair to FCA Board of Directors

Footscray Community Arts announces Jason Rostant as new Chair to the FCA Board of Directors.

Award success for Teagan Connor and Pamela Debrincat

FCA celebrates the success of two people from ArtLife and our community who have been acknowledged with Maribyrnong Inclusive Recognition Awards (MIRA) – an annual award for leaders in the local community who are combating social exclusion through inclusive innovations across the art and community sectors.

The Making of Artists: Stories from Arts Learning

Arts Learning at FCA has been offering a wide range of opportunities for our community to create with us.

Producing Politics: performing agendas and representation

Presenting Dance Interrogations and Enunciations at Footscray Community Arts this year, I have witnessed the wheelchair take on multiple incarnations – utilitarian object, personified and combative companion, a private space, extension of body and as a symbol for the disability and the arts movements.

Becoming Body Move Space: A Response

Culture is imprinted on our bodies.

Artivism with WANITA

WANITA: Female Artivism – Jakarta! brings together three artists from Jakarta to explore the new era of creative expression as ‘wanita’ (women).

Yin Yang: Cheralyn Lim and Jaime Powell

Cheralyn and Jaime describe She Drives the Car as an exhibition that presents a yin yang balance of their collaborative work as well as their relationship.