Edge of the City, Centre of the Conversation.

Our artistic programs and approach to practice are carving a new creative future for young people borne from the rich cultural tapestry of Melbourne’s west. 

We create safer spaces for young and emerging artists to explore their creativity and lean into their age, background and experience to drive the creative process, rather than limit it. 

Our three key programmatic areas are grounded in decolonial practice and are designed to deliver a supportive, safe and community centered alternative pathway to artistic training and employment.  

And, along the way, we model to the wider artistic community the immense power and importance of creating opportunities for underrepresented artistic and cultural leaders. 


Our in-school residencies provide students with an opportunity to reengage and connect with their schooling and peers and explore new ways to express themselves through art.

These programs have a significant impact on the students, the schools and the wider community. 

Community Edge Ensembles

CYT is where the magic of Western Edge truly shines. It’s a free 15-week drop-in based program for 16-25 year old’s based in Melbourne’s western suburbs.  

Young artists get the chance to connect with peers and community, explore self-expression, and develop artistic practice with the leadership of professional actors.  

It’s fun, loud, friendly and everyone is welcome, no experience necessary! 

Level Up Professional Development

Level UP aims to meet the growing need and demand for diversity in Australia’s arts industry and is comprised of three levels of training, employment and development.  

Level Up offers a new, innovative way of artistic training that pushes boundaries and challenges old ways of thinking, to help young artists develop sustainable artistic and leadership careers.