In collaboration with Fresh Concept, Youth Arts New Zealand was tasked with filling Takapuna’s newest public space, 38 Hurstmere, with youth-centred creative activations all throughout summer. Every weekend, YANZ planned and delivered a unique and exciting creative activation, working with local youth talent to produce fun family-friendly events for Takapuna to enjoy. The series featured a diverse range of creative talent to delight the Takapuna public, from free face- painting and portraits to youth music showcases and improvised dance performances.
Through the 38 Hurstmere Summer Series, we empowered 20 youth creatives to share their passions with friends and whānau in their local community, while also providing them with a paid opportunity to build their portfolios and gain valuable work experience. It was heartwarming to see the connections and relationships formed between the young creatives we worked with