Western Edge Youth Arts is a not-for-profit arts organisation creating safer spaces for young artists from Melbourne’s west to own and tell their stories, with their own voice.
Their work is steeped in the rich storytelling and culture-making of the diverse communities of the West, and fuelled by the underrepresentation of diverse voices and lived experiences on Australian stages, screens and leadership roles in the arts industry.
They work across three key programmatic areas of Schools, Community Theatre and Professional Development to provide opportunities for young artists to explore creativity, learn new artistic practices, gain on-the-job employment, and develop as artistic and cultural leaders.
Their approach to practice is grounded in decolonial theory and celebrating intersectional diversity. Beyond their artistic programs, Western Edge Youth Arts provide learning to corporate, government and community organisations through fee-for-service workshops.