• 5 October 2020, 9:00am to 8 February 2021, 12:00pm
Enter online
Free - $30 entry fee

Entries are now open for the 2021 Footscray Art Prize, a national visual art prize established by Victoria University, Maribyrnong City Council, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Footscray Rotary.

Established in 2016, the prize contributes to Footscray's reputation as a thriving cultural hub that supports and fosters the arts, and provides an opportunity to celebrate this artistic vibrancy and creativity.


The Footscray Art Prize has three categories.

  • Footscray Art Prize (main) – $10,000
  • Street Art Prize – $5000
  • Young Artists Prize (open to Melbourne's west only) – for both Primary and Secondary $500

In the 2021 Footscray Art Prize entrants may also nominate to enter into two new sub-categories:

  • Local Artist Acquisition Prize – $10,000
  • Emerging Artist Prize (FCAC Residency) – $2000


A panel of esteemed judges will shortlist the artworks and select winners in 2021:

  • Myles Russell-Cook, Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria
  • Vikki McInnes, Curator, writer, gallerist and Research Development Fellow
  • Kirsty Grant, former Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art; and
  • Dawn Tan and Rosie Kalina will judge the Young Artists Categories.

Enter online

Entries close at midday on Monday 8 February 2021. Visit the Footscray Art Prize website to find out more and enter an artwork.

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Katrina Gubbins
Communications Coordinator
Precincts, Communities and Government Relations
+61 3 9919 5130