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Arts West

Arts West is a unique alliance of arts organisations that grew out of the Creative Victoria Collaborative Arts Marketing Initiative. Together they reflect the vibrant and ever expanding arts and culture community in Melbourne's inner west who aim to better understand and engage with these culturally diverse audiences.

Beginning in January 2013, this collaborative project brings together eight arts organisations working together to improve their marketing and communications capabilities. This will be achieved through:

  • developing and implementing new and innovative marketing approaches,
  • promoting their organisation and work to new people in new ways,
  • diversifying and/or increasing earned revenue streams, and
  • sharing what they’ve learnt with the sector.


Arts West Member Organisations

100 Story Building
Works with children and young people focusing on literacy as a mechanism for development, self-confidence, access and equity.

cohealth arts generator
cohealth arts generator aims to unlock creative potential and build connections between communities.

Big West Festival
The leading biennial community-based, contemporary arts and cultural festival in the western region of Melbourne.

Footscray Community Arts Centre
A community-engaged, contemporary arts organisation working with local, regional and international communities.

Snuff Puppets
An internationally renowned giant puppet company combining puppetry, live music, visual and physical theatre.

The Substation
A dynamic and unique contemporary arts space offering the latest in art, theatre, music, talks, dance, cabaret and ideas.

Western Edge Youth Arts
Creates unique, socially engaged performances working in collaborative partnerships with communities, schools and young people.

Women’s Circus
A community arts organisation delivering training, collaborative community projects and an artistic program to a diverse audience and participant base.

Visit artswest.com.au and find out more information on this exciting initiative and how you can support it. 

For background information on the collaborative arts marketing initiative (closed in November 2012) download:

collaborative arts marketing initiative - Information sheet  (DOC, 98KB)

collaborative arts marketing initiative - Information presentation  (PPT, 4MB)

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