Apply to exhibit at 'One Night in Footscray'

Apply now for an artist's grant to exhibit or perform at 'One Night in Footscray' in 2017!

'One Night in Footscray' is a new and exciting platform to discover the art spaces, galleries and venues within central Footscray. It is designed as a self-guided twilight journey through central Footscray. Audiences and participants will be able to view and engage in a variety of high-quality art experiences, across different mediums and unexpected locations – all on one night.

The event aims to:

  • encourage journeys through central Footscray and its creative spaces
  • highlight the work of local arts and makers
  • support emerging practitioners and students, creating a platform to showcase their work
  • promote and encourage audiences and artists to see, experience and interpret Footscray, its people and places.

Apply for an artist's grant

We are inviting artists to apply for a grant to exhibit or perform their work in galleries, shop fronts, venues and on the streets of central Footscray as part of this exciting program. This is an opportunity to be creative and experimental. Live music, roving entertainment and shopfront-window artist creation - all forms of art are encouraged.

We will provide grants of up to $500 for artists and performers, including artist fees and materials.

We are also offering one grant of up to $4000 for an artist or company to develop a larger temporary performance-based work or visual installation for Maddern Square as part of One Night in Footscray. This work should be present for the duration of the event (Friday, 24 November) and during Open Studios in the West (Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 November). It should include opportunities for audience engagement and participation.

Successful artists will be chosen by a selection panel and notified in September. The site for each artist will be decided by event producers to best complement their work.

Apply online.

Dates & contacts

Application deadline: Monday, 4 September 2017 at 5pm

Event dates: Friday 24 November, 5pm till late.

Cost: Free

Contact: For inquires please contact VU at MetroWest: [email protected].


One Night in Footscray is a Footscray University Town initiative supported by Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council.

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