2019 Due West Arts Festival
Due West Arts Festival is a ten-day multi arts local and international festival inspired by the spirit of Melbourne’s west, to be held from 15 to 24 November 2019.
Footscray Community Arts Centre and its immediate surrounds will be the hub for the 2019 Festival in addition to other distinctive indoor and outdoor locations across the neighbouring region.
Due West will feature Voice, Sound and Music as the creative dimensions sitting at the heart of the Festival, with all festival works to resonate and relate to these art forms.
Invitation to Artists of the West
Due West Arts Festival is inviting proposals from artists and companies from Melbourne’s west to be included as part of the event. Initial consideration will be given to local works/ artists/ companies followed by and complemented with national and international artistic programming. Applications close Friday 14 December 2018.
Artistic Associates Announced
FCAC has announced seven Artistic Associates with unique creative practices to shape the artistic direction of the festival: Emma Donovan, Kath Duncan, Phuong Ngo, Sista Zai Zanda, Alec Reade, Steven Trosti and Bryce Ives. The Associates will work alongside Footscray Community Arts Centre to realise innovative art experiences that prioritise community representation – including the intersection between creativity, culture, age, sexuality, disability and gender.
About the Producer
Attracting over 70,000 people annually as audiences and visitors, Footscray Community Arts Centre is Australia’s longest–running, leading centre for community engaged, contemporary arts practice.
It is FCAC’s vision for all communities to be valued as makers of culture, where diversity, creativity and collaboration drive increased participation. FCAC is known for cultivating provocative, progressive and ambitious arts practice, actively demonstrating leadership relevant to current political, social and cultural commentary within contemporary Australian and international contexts.