Arts West

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Arts West is a unique alliance of arts organisations who together reflect the exciting, vibrant and ever expanding arts and culture thriving in Melbourne's west.

The Arts West alliance includes:

100 Story Building

Big West Festival

Cohealth Arts Generator

Footscray Community Arts Centre

Snuff Puppets

The Substation

Western Edge Youth Arts

Women's Circus

Collectively Arts West delivers the bulk of arts and cultural activities and engagement throughout Melbourne's west locally and also regionally, nationally and internationally. Through deep emotional and historical connections, Arts West has an extensive and diverse reach providing cultural services to over 200,000 people annually.

With an anticipated 32% population growth across the region before 2023, Melbourne's west is one of Australia's fastest growing areas with over 130 cultural groups and 150 languages represented.  Arts and culture plays a significant role in framing the next generation of community engagement, health, wellbeing and cohesion - as an alliance, Arts West aims to better understand and engage with diverse communities and audiences that this unprecedented growth will bring.

Arts West is generously funded by Arts Victoria, the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation and Gandel Philanthropy.

Interested in becoming one of LeadWest's affilliates?

LeadWest works with and supports a number of organisations in Melbourne's west that are community-focused.  

LeadWest Affiliates are organisations that participate actively in our regional leadership networks, helping LeadWest better understand the needs of Melbourne's west and better hone our advocacy campaigns.

If your organisation would like to become a LeadWest Affiliate, please contact us.