From musicians and videographers to poets and painters, we work with organisations to provide them with high-quality entertainment and talent for your conferences, digital projects, events and more! We've curated multi-day musical performances, commissioned compositions for presentations, created graphic elements for brands and arranged conference activations. If you have an event or project that would benefit from a blast of youthful creative energy, get in touch!
America’s Cup & Prada Cup Performances
Just before the Prada Cup began in January 2021, Auckland Unlimited approached Youth Arts New Zealand to bring live musical performances to spectators and visitors on Auckland’s waterfront. This resulted in 25 days of performances across 4 performance sites at Mission Bay and the ‘Last Mile’ between Britomart and Viaduct Harbour.
The YANZ America’s Cup and Prada Cup performances provided well-paid gig work experience for over 30 youth creatives across 89 performances from January to March. This gave our artists the opportunity to express themselves on the national and global stage of the America’s Cup series. For Tāmaki Makaurau’s local youth talent to play alongside the America’s Cup and Prada Cup races, performing to a nationwide audience, was extremely special.
The America’s Cup and Prada Cup performances were an important step in YANZ’s journey, marking a distinct increase in the scale of our activities and subsequent impact. These performances also allowed us to onboard many new creatives from across Auckland in a small timeframe, build connections with valuable partners, and pave the way for even larger projects in the future.
Silence Disco CityWalk
Silent Disco Citywalk is an energetic outdoor interactive and fun 60 or 90-min adventure that gives a new perspective on the city. Youth Arts New Zealand was engaged to supercharge the events with a youth musician, CampbellMack, providing a surprise live experience for attendees!
Find our more at: https://www.silentdisco-citywalk.com/
Alice in Our Place
Traditional council engagement can cause young people to switch off. With so many big issues affecting our future, it’s now more important than ever that youth are involved in local decision-making. So, when Hauraki District Council approached YANZ to inject a burst of youthful creativity into their 10 Year Plan project called ‘Alice in Our Place’, we jumped at the chance to be involved!
YANZ is all about making things more accessible for young people, and bringing in creativity is a key part of engaging youth perspectives. Collaborating with talented young musician and composer, Matthew Beardsworth, we created a magical online soundtrack for the Alice in Our Place online consultation experience. This gave Matt a paid opportunity to develop his composition skills, working towards a professional brief and building his portfolio. Additionally, the chance to create a more accessible version of Hauraki District Council’s long term plan for young audiences made this a holistically impactful project.