'The Portal' by Alejandra Diaz Garcia, at The Night Heron in 2017

'The Portal' by Alejandra Diaz Garcia, at The Night Heron in 2017

What's it all about?

One Night in Footscray was established in 2017 with huge success, so we’re doing it again! This event provides an exciting new way to discover the art spaces, galleries and venues within central Footscray. It is designed as a self-guided twilight journey where audiences and participants can view and engage in a variety of high-quality art experiences, across different mediums, and unexpected locations, all on one night. One Night in Footscray is a Footscray University Town initiative supported by Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council.

The event aims to:

  • encourage journeys through central Footscray and its creative spaces
  • highlight the work of local arts and makers
  • support emerging practitioners and students, creating a platform to showcase their work
  • promote and encourage audiences and artists to see, experience and interpret Footscray, its people and places.

Apply for an Artist's Grant

We are inviting artists to apply for a grant to exhibit or perform their work in galleries, shop fronts, venues and on the streets of central Footscray as part of this exciting program. This is an opportunity to be creative and experimental. Live music, roving entertainment and shop front window art activations are just a few - all forms of art are encouraged. View the One Night In Footscray 2017 program for inspiration.

We will provide small grants for artists and performers, including artist fees and materials. Successful artists will be chosen by a selection panel and notified in June.


Click here to apply


Important Dates:

Application deadline: Monday 21 May 2018
Notification of small grant outcomes: June 2018
One Night in Footscray: Friday 23 November 2018, from 5pm ‘til late


If you have any questions please email info@onenightinfootscray.com