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We're recruiting new trustees!

We're recruiting new trustees!

August 26, 2021
The Big Idea

YANZ is recruiting up to 3 additional trustees to deepen the cultural competency and youth representation of our governance! Apply now via The Big Idea.

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Hauraki is getting creative with council consultation

Hauraki is getting creative with council consultation

April 20, 2021
nzherald

You wouldn't normally associate imaginative storytelling and orchestral soundtracks with council planning processes, but Hauraki District Council has broken the mould.

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Creative consultation strikes right note with youth

Creative consultation strikes right note with youth

April 16, 2021
Hauraki District Council

You wouldn’t normally associate imaginative storytelling and orchestral soundtracks with council planning processes, but we've recently broken the mould.

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Local talent to take centre stage at CultureFest

Local talent to take centre stage at CultureFest

March 15, 2021
OurAuckland

KFM 106.9 (powered by Te Karanga Charitable Trust) have teamed up with Auckland Council and Youth Arts NZ to create an internship program with the Auckland Music in Parks team.

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Smart thinking keeps prison creative writing programme going

Smart thinking keeps prison creative writing programme going

January 31, 2021
RNZ

What started out as a creative writing programme for young prisoners at Auckland's Mt Eden Corrections Facility is now spreading around the country's prisons.

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Music in Parks trains next generation of event production experts

Music in Parks trains next generation of event production experts

January 28, 2021
OurAuckland

Auckland Council’s Music in Parks programme is providing six young people with the opportunity to learn how to become soundies, roadies and gaffers by running music events during the summer.

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Empowering rangatahi on remand through creative writing

Empowering rangatahi on remand through creative writing

January 13, 2021
The Big Idea

A conversation between 21-year-old Zak Devey and the Howard League has sparked a creative writing programme for rangatahi in Auckland’s Mt Eden Corrections Facility, facilitated by three young writers volunteering their time and knowledge.

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Making a Stand for Youth

Making a Stand for Youth

September 14, 2020
The Big Idea

When you work both in the arts and in the youth sector - being fresh and forward-thinking isn’t just a bonus. It’s a prerequisite.

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Meet the 20-year-old creating pathways for young people into the arts

Meet the 20-year-old creating pathways for young people into the arts

June 11, 2020
The Spinoff

Sam Brooks talks to Matthew Goldsworthy, the 20-year-old founder and CEO of Youth Arts New Zealand, about helping young people access the arts both as creatives and as an audience.

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Finding creative work for young people

Finding creative work for young people

May 29, 2020
RNZ

A social enterpise that helps young people find paid creative work is fundraising to make up for a loss of revenue due to Covid-19.

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NZ Creative Youth Take Care Of Their Own Destiny

NZ Creative Youth Take Care Of Their Own Destiny

May 27, 2020
Scoop

Youth Arts NZ launch a Boosted campaign to assist young creatives

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Matthew Goldsworthy | MUV Talks Community Builders

Matthew Goldsworthy | MUV Talks Community Builders

March 14, 2020
MUV Talks

Matthew Goldsworthy is a 20-year-old social entrepreneur based in Auckland, New Zealand. After developing youth arts initiatives while still at high-school, Matthew founded Youth Arts New Zealand in December 2017 due to the vast disconnect between professional creative pursuits and the quantity/quality of creative opportunities available for young people.

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Youth and Creativity: from New Zealand to Minorca

Youth and Creativity: from New Zealand to Minorca

January 30, 2020
Gestió Cultural

Webinar by Matthew Goldsworthy, Youth Arts New Zealand's Founder and CEO, hosted by Jaume Gomila, Chairman of Lifelong Learning Schools of Minorca. It includes the translation into International Sign (IS).

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There's no stopping them

There's no stopping them

November 5, 2019
The Big Idea

In part two of our series on mentors, Dominic Hoey talks to musician and founder/CEO of Youth Arts New Zealand (YANZ) Matthew Goldsworthy.

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Public piano turns heads in Takapuna

Public piano turns heads in Takapuna

May 24, 2019
Panuku

A public piano is helping add a little more colour and joy to the Takapuna town centre this winter.

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Youth artists jazz up piano for community showcase

Youth artists jazz up piano for community showcase

May 8, 2019
Te Waha Nui

Young Auckland artists are painting a public piano for a musical showcase held in Takapuna this month.

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Alice in Our Place

Alice in Our Place

Hauraki District Council

2021-31 Consultation Document

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Catching up with AIMES Alumni Matthew Goldsworthy

Catching up with AIMES Alumni Matthew Goldsworthy

Northside Live

Matthew was the recipient of an AIMES Emerging Talent Award, sponsored by Bellingham Wallace in 2018. We catch up with him to see how the last two years have been...

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