8 August 2018
Maribyrnong City Council has announced that Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) will produce the 2019 Due West Arts Festival.
The west is known as a unique and thriving cultural hub, with a dynamic and progressive culture, and this biennial event made its mark on the festival calendar when it debuted in 2017.
The next Due West Arts Festival will run in November 2019, with a program of events taking place across the City of Maribyrnong over a 10-day period, showcasing works from local artists, organisations and venues across multi-disciplinary art forms.
FCAC, the biggest presenter of contemporary and community engaged arts practice in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, will bring a wealth of knowledge as the creative director of Due West Arts Festival. With FCAC at the helm, the festival will engage with local audiences from the west as well as new audiences from across Melbourne.
After a successful inaugural year, the festival received $110,000 in funding from the Victorian Government, adding to Council’s investment of $85,000.