Response Project <p>Photo: Tamsin Sharpe</p>Clock It <p>Photo: Paul Dunn</p>Dance Republic <p>&nbsp;</p>Closing Ceremony 2007 <p>Photo: Ponch Hawkes</p>The Big Opening, 2011 <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>Home is Where... 2009 <p>Photo: John Sones</p>Snuff Puppets <p>Photo: Teresa Harrison</p>Dance Republic <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>Braybrook's Big Day Out <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>The Night of My Party <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>Mobile Radio <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>

Big West Festival is the leading community-based, contemporary arts festival in Melbourne’s West. A biennial festival, Big West stages high quality, cutting edge, multi-cultural and multi-artform events in the venues, cultural sites and suburban streets of the western suburbs, matching places and people in unexpected ways.


NEWEST Callout

Big West Festival is seeking ideas from professional artists and communities to develop and premiere new works for performance for Big West Festival in November 2015. Successful projects will receive financial assistance towards artists’ fees. Your work will appear in NEWEST, our program of premiere performances made by the artists and communities of Melbourne’s Western suburbs.Our 2015 theme is the INNER AND OUTER WORLD OF THE HOUSE. If you have an idea for interpreting this theme through an original new work, and you are passionate about making the project you love for an audience you know please give Marcia Ferguson a call on 03 9689 4880 or email

Calling for Artists' and Communities' Submissions

BIG WEST is calling artists and communities in the west to submit ideas, submissions and proposals for our 2015 Festival. We are taking over Nicholson Street, Footscray – our heartland! – to celebrate our tenth festival.

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