Footscray Art Prize

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The Footscray Art Prize gives artists from across the country an exciting opportunity to promote their art practice in a professional platform and bring their art to life in the vibrant arts community of central Footscray in Melbourne’s inner west, as well as a share in $28,000 worth of prizes.
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 is a biennial non-acquisitive visual art prize for contemporary artworks across multiple platforms and disciplines.

2021 Prize Now Open for Entries

Entries for the 2021 Footscray Art Prize are now open, offering five unique categories with prize money totaling $28,000.

The coveted main prize is valued at $10,000, while the Street Art Prize is valued at $5,000 and pays tribute to Footscray’s thriving street art scene. Two new sub-categories have also been added: a $10,000 acquisition prize for local artists that will see the winning work added to Maribyrnong City Council’s Art and Heritage Collection, and an artistic residency at Footscray Community Arts Centre for emerging practitioners. The popular Young Artists Prize continues, featuring two categories each valued at $500, encouraging students in Melbourne’s west to explore their creativity.  

A panel of esteemed judges will shortlist the artworks and select winners in 2021, including Myles Russell-Cook, Vicki McInnes, and Kirsty Grant. Entries close Monday 8 February 2021.

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