About Us

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation. We offer our respect to the elders of these traditional lands and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Due West Arts Festival is a celebration of local stories and community spirit – inspired by the artists and culture of Melbourne’s West.

Now in its second year, the Festival sees local contemporary artists and acclaimed international acts showcase new works and remount successes, bringing the best parties performances, exhibitions and workshops to Melbourne’s West.

Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre, the Festival hosts 40+ immersive events across 14 indoor and outdoor venues in Footscray and surrounds, so people of all ages can explore the iconic spaces, intimate stories and vibrant histories of the West.

About Footscray Community Art Centre

In August 2018, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) was awarded the role of Producer of the Due West Arts Festival.

Attracting over 70,000 visitors annually, Footscray Community Arts Centre is Australia’s longest–running, leading centre for community engaged, contemporary arts practice.

FCAC is a space that provides a platform for stories of underrepresented voices in the arts. The centre cultivates socially relevant artists that speak to contemporary political and cultural commentary within Australian and international contexts.

Located on the western bank of the Maribyrnong River, the centre presents and produces programs with and for artists and communities of Melbourne’s west. A unique and thriving creative hub, FCAC’s artistic program is representative of Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTQIA+ and disability communities.

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