Young at Art brought to life a collection of 5 vibrant, youth-powered creative hubs across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Through exhibiting young people’s work, creating live music performances, and offering interactive visual and written art activities, Young at Art allowed our emerging stars to shine and celebrate their creative identities before a region-wide audience. Part of the 2021 Summernova Festival, Young at Art provided new and exciting opportunities for rangatahi from all parts of Tāmaki Makaurau to showcase their talents to and represent their own communities.
“It was amazing seeing my family members checking the tower out on their Instagram stories. I really feel, in this small way, I made my Papa proud. Mum couldn’t stop crying! Words cannot express my appreciation.”
The impact of the event extended beyond our engagement with each young artist, empowering them to share their own creative mahi with their whānau and community. With an audience of 20,000+ engaging with the towers and performances and 96 young creatives involved, Young at Art empowered, amplified, and interconnected the diverse creative identities of Auckland’s youth.
“The opportunity to explore my creative side in a public environment was a welcome push out of my comfort zone.”