Mixit loses a treasured champion
It is with deep sadness that we share news of the loss of Jan Alley, Chairman of our Board, treasured friend and champion of Mixit. Jan passed away on July 29th, at home, surrounded by her family. Jan found Mixit through her daughter Britta and joined the board in 2016. Through the years since she has been a strong pou of Mixit, throwing herself into every aspect of the project, supporting alongside and from behind and at all times ready to leap in and get creative on the floor. Jan leaves a big space. We will miss her wisdom in governance and with people, her rock steady support of all members of the team, her easy and warm manner with the Mixers, and her constant championing and looking for the next opportunities to grow Mixit. She has given so much to us and we will forever miss her sparkling and positive personality. Thank you our friend and champion.
Here are the latest events, projects and activities imagined, performed and created by our Mixit community.
Saturdays at Mixit!!
Join us in Term 3 2021 at Mixit!! It's free, fun and a great way to make new friends while tapping into your creative side!! This term we'll be having a ball with games, costumes, AND creating characters! Just flick us a message and we'll send you the details
Find out more
When: 2 - 4.30pm Saturdays from 8th May - 10th July
Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane Henderson, Auckland
Alumni Design Series
Mixit has launched its first Alumni driven social enterprise with a design series
CultureFest is always one of the highlights of the Mixit year. It's a day where Mixer's, Alumni, Staff, Board, Volunteers, Families and the wider Mixit whānau come together to celebrate the diversity of our beautiful city, Tāmaki Makaurau.
Alumni Training Retreat
In January 2021 we held our first ever Mixit Alumni training retreat. Outreach Activator Munashe Tapfuya reports back here
Alumni Success Stories: Zahra Habibi
Mixit Alumni Zahra Habibi has always been interested in creativity, whether it's drama, music, or making art. For our latest Alumni success story Zahra talked to us about some of the artworks she made in Year 13.
2020 - It's a wrap!!
2020 was a big year for us all, but now it's over, so sit back, relax and while you're there take a look at some of the things we got up to...
Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.
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...
Faizan started coming to Mixit in 2019, and was appointed as a Youth Leader in 2020. He is excited about learning new things, working with the Mixit team and to having fun with his fellow Youth Leaders. He says " When i come here, whatever is intense or unhappy, I let it all out. Everyone enjoys what they are doing and we are all friends at Mixit. ...
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...
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