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Arts Gen is a space for learning, sharing and artmaking based at Footscray Community Arts Centre 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

Arts Gen’s website is having a makeover in early 2021. More information on our website will be coming soon. In the meantime, please subscribe to our mailing-list or follow us on social media to stay up to date. You can also download our 2019-2020 annual report here.

Our Values

Practice Solidarity

We are present and responsive with movements for change.

Reflexive

We are listening, learning and adapting our practices.

Transparent

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

Self-Determined

Nothing for us, without us.

Respectful

We value our relationships and are accountable to each other.

Advocate

We make space and speak back to power.

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