Supporters and Partners
Western Edge Youth Arts would like to thank the following supporters and partners:
Big West is the leading community-based, contemporary arts and cultural festival in the western region of Melbourne. A biennial event, Big West runs for ten days in November, and stages high quality, cutting edge and unique artistic works in the venues, cultural sites, suburban streets and industrial sprawl of Melbourne's west.
Dog Theatre is a professional theatre & performance venue in Footscray. It was winner of "Best Venue" at the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival Awards and "Best New Venue" at the 2009 Green Room Awards.
Footscray Community Arts Centre is widely acknowledged as Australia’s leading centre for contemporary arts and community engagement. It is a unique place of learning and sharing where the dynamic between community, culture and contemporary art is explored and celebrated.
Footscray Community Legal Centre is a community-based non-profit agency which aims to provide free legal advice, assistance and referral, and financial counselling to the people of the City of Maribyrnong and Western Suburbs of Melbourne.
Lowdown Magazine Online is the only national publication for youth performing arts in Australia serving the arts community Australia wide for over 30 years. It is the only publication dedicated to profiling youth performing arts companies, practitioners and young and emerging artists working across art forms.
Melbourne's Living Museum of the West is a community museum, with an ecomuseum focus, operating in Footscray.
Phoenix Youth Centre is a place where young people aged 12-25 can meet others, be involved in recreational activities, access services and support, develop projects, learn new skills, play music, and get involved in a range of innovative and creative programs.
Snuff Puppets are a giant puppet company, based in Footscray, who combine puppetry, visual and physical theatre to create a unique and idiosyncratic performance language.
Trocadero Art Space is an artist-run initiative located in the heart of Footscray. It presents an annual exhibition calendar of new and contemporary art with a focus on presenting a diverse program of engaging and high-quality exhibitions across its 3 exhibition spaces.
Western Chances, founded by Terry Bracks in 2003, assists talented and self-motivated young people in the western suburbs to realise their potential through the provision of scholarships and other related programs.
Platform Youth Theatre works with professional artists to create theatre with and by young people. Since our first production in 1998, Platform has carved a niche for itself as a company with a youth-focused approach to making quality work.
The Social Studio is a dynamic space where clothing is created from the style and skills of the young refugee community. The Social Studio is a social enterprise based in Collingwood where clothing is created from the style and skills of the young refugee community. They facilitate a range of projects that provide social support including legal advice, counselling, tutoring, driving and formal training in clothing production, retail and hospitality.