Visit: FCAC

The future of community-engaged practice

Welcome to Footscray Community Arts Centre, Australia’s leading community engaged contemporary arts centre. We would like to share our visions for the future with you, and hear your aspirations and ambitions too.

You will hear from Artistic Director Daniel Santangeli and Executive Director Robyn Gawenda, on the artistic vision for FCAC. You will also hear from Asia TOPA artist, Mallika Sarabhai (SVA Kranti: The Revolution Within) on her political, personal and artistic perspectives on the future, and FCAC Elder in Residence and vibrant storyteller, Uncle Larry Walsh.

We have a 45-year legacy of community-engaged practice in a region representing 130 distinct ethnicities speaking over 150 languages. In the coming years, the arts centre will continue to strengthen its collaborations across Australia as well as the Asia and Indo Pacific regions through commissions, co-presentations and artist residencies. As our neighbours, colleagues and potential collaborators, we would like to hear your thoughts and aspirations for the future in this roundtable session.

Time 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Date Wednesday 26 February 2020
Venue Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)


Footscray Community Arts Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised arts organisation grounded in Melbourne’s West. For over 45 years, FCAC has cultivated a reputation for excellence in nurturing, creating and presenting contemporary arts in collaboration with our communities of focus: First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQA+ and artists with disability.

FCAC’s unique multifaceted precinct includes two performance spaces, outdoor amphitheatre, two galleries, eight creative development and artists’ studios, a digital arts hub, meeting spaces, office and tenanted spaces. Situated on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, FCAC’s venues facilitate the presentation of a variety of artforms, contemporary work, community events and site-specific projects as well as flagship artist development programs.


Footscray Community Arts Centre is located on the banks of the Maribyrnong River and can be easily accessed by public transport and car.

Public Transport
• Catch a train to Footscray Station and take a 5 minute walk down Bunbury Street.
• Take the 402 bus to the corner of Moreland Street and Dynon Road, and then a 5 minute walk down Moreland Street.
• There are two hour unmetered car-parks in FCAC’s front car park and metered parking on Moreland Street.
• Cycle or walk along the Maribyrnong River and enter FCAC via Riverside Lawn.

All venues at Footscray Community Arts Centre are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have any questions or requirements.