Support aotearoa's creative future

TAX INFORMATION

YANZ is a registered charitable trust (CC56306) and donee organisation. All donations are acknowledged and a receipt issued on payment. GST is not payable on donations. Receipts can be used to gain a tax credit. Most donations qualify for a 33% tax credit up to the annual net income of the donor; visit the IRD website for more information. Donations are not refundable.

For more information please contact Matthew Goldsworthy on 02102964421 or matthew@youtharts.co.nz.

Your invitation to back aotearoa's young creatives.

Creativity is the thread that weaves aroha, passion and empathy into the rich tapestry of our national identity. It allows us to channel and share our human emotions in a way nothing else can. New Zealand fosters an incredible amount of creative talent for such a small country - our creative industries alone contribute $17.5b annually to our GDP. Yet, there is an immense disconnect between the wealth of creative pursuits available, and the number of creative opportunities that exist for our rangatahi. This divide has now reached a critical point.

Our youth mental health crisis is worsening, our education system doesn’t see creativity as a viable career pathway, and organisations nationwide are cutting arts funding. If we don’t create environments and opportunities for young creatives to flourish, our nation’s creativity will slowly fizzle out, and will only occur within dreams. Aotearoa cannot lose its creativity - without it, our lives would not just be dull and grey, but we would run out of ways to solve societal challenges.

The support of our Patrons enables us to develop and deliver resources and opportunities for young people aged 15-22 that will enable them to connect, to showcase, and to develop their creative abilities. I invite you to join us and to invest in the creative future of Aotearoa.

Matthew Goldsworthy

Founding CEO, Youth Arts New Zealand

Join as a yanz patron

Become a YANZ Patron and back the next generation of Aotearoa’s creatives. YANZ Patrons are a network of passionate individuals, dedicated to ensuring all young creatives across Aotearoa have access to a diverse range of learning and development opportunities presented by YANZ.

Our Patrons have access to an exclusive range of events and communications throughout the year including the opportunity to meet young creatives, invitations to project launches, performances and exhibitions, the chance to engage with the YANZ Board and more. The support of YANZ Patrons is acknowledged on the YANZ website and a variety of printed materials.

Tax information can be found here.
VISIONARY
$10,000 PER ANNUM
OR $835 PER MONTH
CHANGEMAKER
$5,000 PER ANNUM
OR $420 PER MONTH
CHAMPION
$2,500 PER ANNUM
OR $210 PER MONTH
SUPPORTER
$1,000 PER ANNUM
OR $85 PER MONTH
Join now! We'd love to welcome you to the YANZ Patrons whānau.
Thank you so much for your generous support of Youth Arts New Zealand. Our team will be in touch shortly!
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Donate to yanz

We are grateful to receive donations from kind Kiwis, like you, to support our work, and help us make a meaningful impact on the future of creativity in Aotearoa. And, as a registered New Zealand charity, you can claim back 1/3 of your donations from IRD!

Just use the form below to make a one-off or recurring donation.

For larger donations, sponsorship enquiries or any other business enquiries, please email matthew@youtharts.co.nz.

partner with us

Join us in our mission to back creative young New Zealanders.
We are looking for partners at every level of the creative industry to help us grow our creative future as a nation. Get in touch now, we’d love to talk about how we can work together!

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with your SUPPORT, this is what we can do over the next 3 years:

CONNECT AND UPLIFT THE ASPIRATIONS OF YOUNG CREATIVES.
Networking and education events for our youth community.
Research to understand the need of young creatives.
Advocacy through our blog and social platforms.

VALUE, SHOWCASE AND CELEBRATE THE CREATIVE WORK OF OUR YOUTH COMMUNITY.
Merchandise
and co-designed creative products in collaboration with young artists.
Paid work opportunities
through our production and booking services.
Annual YANZ awards for our youth creative community.

BUILD SUSTAINABLE PATHWAYS FOR THE CREATIVE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CREATIVES.
Creative education programme
to upskill young creatives.
Internships
in the creative sector.
Te Kahui
- a creative writing programme for young inmates.