Empowering rangatahi to embrace their identities and tell their stories with dignity.
Championing sustainable, accessible and equitable entry points into creative careers.
Advocating for young creatives and diverse youth voice across Aotearoa.
Connecting young people with each other, and those who can guide them.
YANZ facilitates projects that range from Te Kāhui - our creative writing programme for rangatahi in Corrections and other underserved youth communities - to paid creative mahi opportunities, educational experiences and community internships.
Our Event Pathways Programme equips 6 young Pasifika interns with the confidence, networks and resources to work in the live events sector.
Te Kāhui is a creative writing programme that facilitates reflective self-expression opportunities for rangatahi in vulnerable and underserved communities across Aotearoa.
A captivating winter youth performance festival, electrified the bustling streets of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland with the dynamic sounds and infectious energy of talented rangatahi musicians.
We worked alongside Abbey Barlow, a talented young designer from the Kaipātiki region, to create a website and brand identity for Kaipātiki Sounds that was playful, vibrant and reflective of the Kaipātiki area.
We collaborated with 2 local visual artists to design a mural inspired by the local environment and te ao Māori.
From paid creative work opportunities to wellbeing and hauora support, our programmes offer rangatahi opportunities to explore creativity in a safe and empowered environment.