Matthew Goldsworthy

CEO | Youth Arts New Zealand | New Zealand

Kia ora! I’m Matthew Goldsworthy, a 22-year-old social entrepreneur and creative based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand). I’m the Founder & CEO of Youth Arts New Zealand (YANZ), a creative social enterprise and registered charity that supports rangatahi/youth across Aotearoa to access and develop themselves through the creative arts. Our initiatives range from Te Kāhui – an innovative writing programme for young inmates – to paid gig work opportunities and creative sector internships. I am also an advisor, board trustee and musician, having performed with and for acclaimed musicians such as Mick Fleetwood, Bob Geldof, Avalanche City and Jamie McDell.