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Arts Gen is a space for learning, sharing and artmaking based at Footscray Community Arts in Melbourne’s inner west.

Through socially engaged creative practice, we promote self-representation and platforms that support the creative potential of communities from Melbourne’s West and North.

Our work aims to address the social and cultural determinants of health, including ongoing colonisation, racism and other forms of structural discrimination have direct negative impacts on wellbeing.

We believe that when communities have the power and access to the arts, to develop and determine health and wellbeing initiatives, it leads to truly representative culture making.

Arts Gen is proudly supported by COHEALTH

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Our Values

Practice Solidarity

We are present and responsive with movements for change.


We are listening, learning and adapting our practices.


We are open about what we do, how we do it, what is possible and our limits.


Nothing for us, without us.


We value our relationships and are accountable to each other.


We make space and speak back to power.

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