What Is It?
Mixit is a project that uses creativity to empower young people. It helps increase confidence, self-expression and communication skills. It’s a multi-cultural platform where young people with refugee backgrounds mix-it-up with local and migrant youth. It’s about bringing people together from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and getting involved in creative projects together which offer opportunities to establish networks in your life – meet new people, artists and others who may be able to help you with the transitions from school into study, training and life.
The creative disciplines used are performing arts based and include dance, drama, music and aerial circus.
Mixit regularly performs, runs open courses, which don’t require previous experience but requires a willingness to turn up regularly.
We also participate in a range of community events – such as the AKL International Cultural Festival and youth events at Corban Estate Arts Centre.
When/Where Is It?
Mixit runs creative workshops every Saturday of the school term from 2:00pm- 4.30pm.
Each course is usually 10 weeks – depending on term dates.
Mixit is based at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson. It is not just for West Auckland based youth – Mixers come from all over the greater Auckland area. Support with transport is available for those outside of the Western suburbs.
Who Is It For?
Mixit is a multi-cultural platform for young people – from refugee, migrant and local backgrounds. It’s about bringing people together from a diversity of experiences and getting involved in creative projects together.
It’s for the ages of 13-20+ years.
The youth leadership programme is for those 17+ years.
No previous experience or skills are required to participate in the community activities, but motivation and willingness are needed. The more you contribute the more you gain. Commitment is required for those who are selected to be part of the Youth Leadership programme.