Empowering young people through creativity.

An introduction

The heart of Mixit is our Saturday afternoon sessions, bringing together a diverse group of young people to mix, create and express themselves. Running from 2pm to 4.30pm, it’s an open space where anyone is welcome. We usually have 10-15 participants and a mix of regulars and newcomers, led by 2-3 Mixit leaders and guest artists. These Saturday sessions are commitment-free. Participation is fluid and our young people come along whenever they can. One thing we guarantee is that every Saturday during the school term, Mixit is here for them.


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Here we go again – Embracing the lockdown

Mixit is once more swiftly adapting our platform due to the restrictions of the current lockdown. From Saturday August 21st the afternoon workshops will continue to start at 2pm — BUT online, still with inspiring guest artists leading the fun ‘Characters In A Suitcase’ course. Join us by sending a message on Facebook or Instagram. These on-line sessions will continue until we know more about this lockdown. No need to be sitting at home bored, jump into some on-screen creativity and make your Saturdays more about connecting. See you there!

Find out more

When: 2 - 4.30pm Saturdays from 21 August

Where: Online


Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.

Laya Rasooli
Laya Rasooli

Youth Leader

Laya is a Mixit youth leader who began participating in the Mixit project in late 2020. She loves Mixit's energy and cosy atmosphere. The friendly environment encourages activity and creativity.Laya is currently pursuing a degree in Architecture and a minor degree in Creative Technologies. Additionally, she works as a product marketing designer. La...

Mike Becroft
Mike Becroft


Michael is an Art Director in film and been part of the NZ film industry since the early 1980s. Closely associated with Mixit since it was established in 2006, he was the inaugural Chair of the Board. He retains a seat at the board table providing a steady voice of reason, a wise overview and ensures the project remains true to its core purpose, al...

Ilham Akhlaqi
Ilham Akhlaqi

Alumni quad

Ilham Akhlaqi joined our Alumni Squad in 2021. She recently completed a Bachelor of Creative Technologies at AUT, and is currently completing her Masters. She hopes to pursue a career that allows her to draw upon her interest in technology as well as art and design.

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