Established in 1974, Footscray Community Arts Centre is widely acknowledged as Australia’s leading centre for contemporary arts and community engagement. We are a unique place of learning and sharing where the dynamic between community, culture and contemporary art is explored and celebrated.

Our mission is to offer the diverse communities of Melbourne’s West a place and an opportunity for cultural expression, participation and exchange. We work with artists, producers, teachers, students, community groups and cultural facilitators to build communities which are capable, inclusive and creative.

To achieve this we:
Put community at the centre of contemporary arts practice
Build the creative capacity of communities
Practise creative leadership

Our vision is that Melbourne’s West is widely acknowledged as a groundbreaking, global epicentre for community-propelled contemporary arts practice. We value authenticity, relevance and originality.

Corporate information: Footscray Community Arts Centre is a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee. We are also a Registered Training Organisation, providing a range of pre-accredited, accredited and fee-for-service training programs across a variety of arts practices.

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