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.
In a Curious Garden
Join us for a wonderful adventure on the 18th & 19th January 2020. Taking the imaginative framework of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ classic as a starting point, In a Curious Garden will weave together stories, moments and unexpected encounters throughout the beautiful grounds of the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
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When: 11am & 3pm on 18th & 19th January 2020
Where: Auckland Botanic Garden, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa
Mixit Summer 2020: In a Curious Garden
Join us for our 14th annual 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.
Alumni Success Stories: Dr Brook Shiferaw
Each month we catch up with one of our Alumni to see what they're up to now and acknowledge their continuing connection to Mixit
Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.
Susan has a background teaching and engaging with visual arts and poetry initiatives. As a trustee she brings a set of skills that connects the space between Board and Management and flows through to direct mentoring of the Mixit participants. Susan hosts our annual Youth Leaders retreats on her rural property in Northland and is a deeply committed...
Wendy Preston MNZM
Wendy has over 30 years of professional involvement as a choreographer, director, tutor, performer and artistic producer/manager. She has worked extensively with young people on performance projects throughout her career, focusing on cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary creative interaction. Wendy has collaborated with leading practitioners across...
Ilham Akhlaqi joined our Youth Leadership programme in 2018. She is currently in her second 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