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Young Creatives


Tosh Ahkit, Young Creatives, 2018
2018 Ngā Tapuwae Banquet


Young Creatives

Young Creatives



Supporting the next generation of Young Creatives with Te Tuhi

The Young Creatives programme seeks to increase the diversity of the sector’s artists, arts professionals and audiences, through working directly with young people in settings outside of mainstream education. Participants do not need to be keen artists or academic high achievers; the programme encourages young people to develop creative agency, and a sense of ownership in contemporary art and galleries.

Enabling interaction with contemporary art and artists connects young people with adults who embrace risk, experimentation and questioning. The Young Creatives programme allows participants to engage, and respond through dialogue, projects and activities. These connections help to expand thinking about what art is, what it means in society, what it means to be an artist or have a career in the arts, and how art can be used to explore personal experience. The capacities that are emphasised in this programme include emotional intelligence, resilience, risk-taking, collaboration, creative and critical thinking and negotiation.

Developing sustainable opportunities for young people is essential for the arts in Aotearoa New Zealand. This audience needs to be nurtured now to ensure the vitality and relevance of the arts in the future. To learn more about Te Tuhi’s youth programme, visit here.

Supported by

Auckland Council
Bev Smaill
Carolynn Whiteman
Creative New Zealand
Elizabeth Berry
Foundation North
Hynds Education Fund
Jenny Smith
Nanette Cameron

Te Tuhi is open as usual during the Eastern Busway construction. 21 William Roberts Road, Pakuranga, is the best address to enter into navigation apps to guide you to the free parking at our door. Please call us on (09) 577 0138 if you have any questions.