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Arts West Launch

  • Footscray Community Arts Centre 45 Moreland Street Footscray, VIC, 3011 Australia (map)

Join 100 Story Building, Ausdance Victoria, Big West, cohealth Arts Generator, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Snuff Puppets, The Substation, Western Edge Youth Arts and Womens's Circus as we celebrate the launch of Arts West, a groundbreaking new arts partnership

Arts West is an unique model of nine arts organisations in Melbourne’s west sharing marketing, professional and diverse audience development activities with the aim of collectively raising their profile, building audiences and expanding commercial opportunities.

With the support of the Victorian Government, through Arts Victoria, and partnership with Gandel Philanthropy and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Arts West has become the only cooperative arts marketing body of its type in the nation.

Arts West grew out of an initiative of Arts Victoria in 2012 which aimed to encourage arts organisations to work together to build sustainability. A proposal was submitted by arts organisations located in Melbourne’s inner western suburbs and Arts West was born.  

2:00pm:  WELCOME TO COUNTRY Uncle Larry Walsh
2:05pm:  SPEECH: Welcome, Jade Lillie, CEO and Director, Footscay Community Arts Centre
2:10pm:   SPEECH: Victorian Government, The Hon Heidi Victoria MP, Minister for the Arts
2:15pm:   SPEECH: Thank you, Jade Lillie, CEO and Director, Footscay Community Arts Centre
2:20pm:   PRESENTATION: Helen Kassa – Footscray Community Arts Centre artist in residence
2:25pm:   AFTERNOON TEA in the Foyer
                PRESENTATION: Cohealth Arts Generator [Foyer Area], Brent Watkins and Ileni
Kablan (didgeridoo, guitar + singing)

Download the Arts West Launch media release

WHEN:    Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm
WHERE:  Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray