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) $20,000
Local Artist Acquisition Prize $10,000
Emerging Artist Prize (FCAC Residency) $2,000.
Young Artist Prize, Primary school - $500
Young Artist Prize, Secondary school - $500
Venue: The exhibition of shortlisted works will be held at Footscray Community Arts Centre.
3 October 2022 -
20 March 2023
Exhibition dates 15 July 2023 - 17 September 2023
Finalists notified 19 May 2023
Eligibility National Entries
Prize frequency Biennial - Odd Years
Judges Charlotte Day, Director MUMA; Phuong Ngo, artist and curator; Shonae Hobson Curator, First Nations Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
Prize genre General
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray, Melbourne.
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