In operation for almost three decades, The Art Factory is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most beloved children’s art spaces. As an art school and party venue, we offer art classes, school holiday programs, birthday parties, art kits, and creative events for kids aged 2-12 (and paint and sip sessions for grown-ups). At The Art Factory, every child is an artist. We believe children don’t need encouragement to create – they’re born artists, and we’re here to support their creative pursuits. We unleash their imagination, allowing creativity without limits, and our goal is to see kids run to their parents proud of what they’ve created.
The Art Factory offers a rare opportunity for partners to own a lucrative franchise operating in a way that best suits them. Partners can choose an owner-operator structure, working in the business as the teacher and owner, or may hire a qualified teacher while they manage day-to-day operations. Fully trained and supported by a dedicated franchisor committed to their franchise success, partners benefit from sales and marketing assistance and professional guidance designed to propel their growth and enable long-term success. For those passionate about children’s art and craft, The Art Factory is an enticing prospect to make a profitable business out of something they love.
The Art Factory is a Melbourne mainstay, operating for over 25 years before Priti Roberts bought the business in 2019. What Priti lacked in artistic inclination, she more than made up for with a successful career in business development and a dedicated passion for working with children. Since taking over the Art Factory, Priti has built an engaged social media following and presence across multiple platforms. She also beat the odds, continuing to grow the company through the pandemic, pivoting to virtual offerings that ensured the business remained viable at a time when many competitors struggled. Despite significant challenges over the past few years, Priti has skilfully brought The Art Factory into the 21st Century and expanded the business to include four thriving locations across Melbourne. Today, The Art Factory is busier than ever, and she is prepared to embark on her next phase of growth with passionate partners eager to foster the creative potential of kids in their community.
Franchise Partner Profile
- Perfect for a couple or individual
- Must have or be willing to obtain a Blue Card
- No formal qualifications or experience necessary
- Background in teaching, childcare, or art advantageous
- Strong work ethic
- Committed to the students and centre
- Love working with children
- A passion for teaching
- Excellent time management
Categories: Children and Youth, Education, Entertainment & Events