Arts West is a unique alliance of arts organisations who together reflect the exciting, vibrant and ever expanding arts and culture thriving in Melbourne’s west.
Collectively Arts West delivers the bulk of arts and cultural activities and engagement throughout Melbourne’s west locally and also regionally, nationally and internationally. Through deep, emotional and historical connections, Arts West has an extensive and diverse reach, providing cultural services to over 200,000 people annually. With an anticipated 32% population growth across the region before 2023, Melbourne’s west is one of Australia’s fastest growing areas with over 130 cultural groups and 150 languages represented – the demographic and cultural diversity is deeply informed by gentrification, liveability and community well-being. Arts and culture plays a significant role in framing the next generation of community engagement, health, wellbeing and cohesion – as an alliance, Arts West aims to better understand and engage with the diverse communities and audiences that this unprecedented growth will bring.
Arts West is generously funded by Creative Victoria, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Gandel Philanthropy.