About the prize

The Footscray Art Prize is a biennial non-acquisitive visual art prize for contemporary artworks across multiple platforms and disciplines.

It is open for entries nationally and does not have a theme.

Established in 2016, 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 next Footscray Art Prize will take place in 2021 and be open for entries in November 2020.


The Footscray Art Prize is comprised of four categories.

  • Footscray Art Prize (main)

  • Street Art Prize

  • Tertiary Prize

  • Young Artists Prize
    Primary + Secondary categories