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Creative Career Pathway

The only dedicated Arts and Creative Industries School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) service in Brisbane

Wesley Arts offers diverse creative career pathways in visual arts, digital animation, audio-visual, performing and literary arts, including personalized 1:1 mentorships, artist residencies, exhibition and performance opportunities, and music practice development initiatives.

Our creative career mentoring isn’t just limited to school-leavers

If you are an older person we encourage you to chat with us about ways we can support you in transitioning into a creative career.

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Wesley Arts - Digital Arts workshop 2024 - Brisbane - Disability NDIS Arts From The Margins

Brisbane’s inaugural creative career pathway

Wesley Arts is delighted to introduce Brisbane’s first creative career pathway service for school leavers (SLES).  We offer a unique real-life working context through our gallery, studio, and art shop.

Located at the Art from the Margins Gallery in Fortitude Valley, our NDIS-approved service equips you with the necessary skills, experiences, and knowledge to navigate and succeed in the creative workforce.

Inside Art from the Margins with a small group talking about an exhibition
Visit the Wesley Arts page to explore workshops in:
Visual arts Performing arts Digital Arts Photography & Videography

Tailored for young individuals

The classes are tailored for young individuals who:

  1. Have a keen interest in pursuing employment within the arts and cultural sectors.
  2. Possess a creative flair that sets them apart from their peers.
  3. Seek a workplace that resonates with their creative spirit.
Enquire today
Wesley Arts - Visual Arts at Arts From The Margins studio in Brisbane

How to start your creative career journey

1. Start a conversation


• Fill out the form below; or
• Call 1800 448 448.

2. Personal consultation

We’ll arrange a face-to-face or virtual meeting to discuss the Creative Pathway and align it with your interests.

3. Site visit
(near Fortitude Valley station)

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of our Art from the Margins Studio and Gallery. Check how to get there.

4. Planning session   

Together, we’ll craft a personalized plan based on your interests. 
That's it, you can start!

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Our commitment to equity and inclusion

We recognize the challenges of considering a career in the arts, but we also see the immense potential in creatively minded young people, including those with disabilities, neurodiversity, or learning delays.

Our Creative Career Pathway supports a diverse group of young creatives in their career aspirations, offering a bespoke approach to employment that caters to individual needs and goals.

Wesley Arts - Visual Arts at Arts From The Margins studio in Brisbane

A tailored experience

Personalized Support

Our flexible classes allows you to forge a unique employment pathway that reflects your circumstances, skills, and aspirations.

Wesley Arts during Creative Career Pathway Program workshop

Real-World Environment

Gain hands-on experience in a genuine workplace setting, with exhibition and performance opportunities.

Inside Wesley Arts film and TV workshop

Creative Community

Learn in a supportive adult environment, at your own pace, with guidance from our experienced mentors and trainers.

Wesley Arts - Digital Arts workshop 2024 - Brisbane - Disability NDIS Arts From The Margins

Join Brisbane’s first creative SLES

As pioneers in the field, we’re excited to welcome you to a service that’s as dynamic and innovative as the industry itself.

We’ve been growing our SLES creative service for 3 years, and now support over a dozen young people in their career pathways.

For more information about our arts workshops, please visit the Wesley Arts page.

Enquire today
Music and drumming group class at Wesley Arts, in the Fortitude Valley.

Non-creative SLES: the ORCA Project

The ORCA Project is a more generalised school leaver employment support (SLES) service. Designed in consultation with real families in Brisbane, this approved NDIS service provides the skills needed for success in the workforce, and gives participants the opportunity to discover the type of work that's meaningful to them.
The ORCA Project

Brisbane locations

Fortitude Valley

A short 4-minute walk from Fortitude Valley station. There is very limited parking in the area.

136 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Albany Creek

There is limited parking in the Uniting Church Hall and plenty of street parking. 

652 Albany Creek Road Albany Creek Qld 4035


A short 2-minute walk from Rocklea station. If driving, there is plenty of street parking nearby.

6 Pegg Road Rocklea QLD 4106

Book your FREE trial now.

Please call 1800 448 448 or complete this form.
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