The Footscray Art Prize is a biennial visual art prize for contemporary artworks across multiple platforms and disciplines. It is open for entries nationally and does not have a theme. Established in 2016, it 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 $5,000
Young Artist Prizes $500 for both Primary and Secondary In 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) $2,000.
Venue: The exhibition of shortlisted works will be held at Footscray Community Arts Centre.
5 October 2020 -
8 February 2021
Exhibition dates 07 May 2021 - 05 June 2021
Finalists notified 19 March 2021
Eligibility National Entries
Prize frequency Biennial - Odd Years
Judges Myles Russell-Cook: Curator of Indigenous Art at NGV;
Vicki McInnes: University of Melbourne VCA
Kirsty Grant: Former Director and CEO of Heidi Museum of Modern Art
Artists Dawn Tan and Rosie Kalina (Young Artists Judges)
Prize genre General
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray, Melbourne.
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