Empowering young people through creativity.
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.Come to a Mixit session
Here are the latest events, projects and activities imagined, performed and created by our Mixit community.
Paused due to COVID-19 - Make beats in motion!!!
Stomp, Slap, Clap, Click, Flick, Whistle, Shout!! Join our body percussion orchestra! Free creative workshops at Corban Estate Arts Centre Saturdays during school term.
Find out more
When: 2 - 4.30pm Saturdays from 8th Feb - 4th April
Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson
Alumni Success Stories: Graciano Aganze
Graciano is a dedicated member of the Mixit whānau. He started as a teenager when he first arrived in NZ from Congo via Uganda, going on to become a committed Youth Leader before taking on a role as a trustee on the Board
Mixit Summer 2020 : In a Curious Garden
On 18th & 19th January we presented our 14th Summer show 'In a Curious Garden' A story about navigating through a curious and unfamiliar world and considering the impacts on the creatures, plants and landscapes.
Do Good. Feel Good.
One Percent Collective helps to raise money for us and 13 other Kiwi-based charities. They’re a tiny crew of two people but they’re making a big difference. Help One Percent Collective reach their target of 200 new regular givers which could mean up to $10,000 extra per year for Mixit!
Mixit welcomes a Patron
We are delighted to announce Mixit has a new patron Neville Kaye
Buy the Mixit book
Celebrating our phenomenally successful project that has touched the lives of thousands of people, this book tells the Mixit story. Drawing upon the voices of participating rangatahi, their families and artists together with Wendy Preston, the Project Director it explains the context, challenges and triumphs of the programme’s first twelve years.
Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.
Ilknur is our most recent addition to the Youth Leader programme, joining in early 2019. When she's not busy focusing on her Year 13 studies at Waitakere College you'll find her keeping active through playing sports and going to the gym. She is also interested in promoting the value diversity and encouraging people to be happy with their difference...
Oscar comes from a performing arts family, who discovered Mixit at one of our outdoor site-specific performance events. Oscar immediately jumped in with his irrepressible brand of enthusiastic energy and willingness. He’s always ready to leap into any creative direction – be it dance, acting or music. It’s not if he will jump but simply how high an...
Ilham Akhlaqi joined our Youth Leadership programme in 2018. She is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Creative Technologies at AUT, and hopes to pursue a career that allows her to draw upon her interest in technology as well as art and design.
Help us continue mixing. Donate now.
We are a charitable trust. The best way to support Mixit is with a regular donation to help fund our work. Donations to Mixit are tax deductible.
Make a regular donation, a one off donation, or get in touch to talk about taking a more personalised approach such as contributing to a specific project, donating your time, or making a large one-off donation.
Or set up a regular donation through One Percent Collective