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.
Saturdays at Mixit!!
Join us for weekly sessions where we'll be exploring art forms including dance, drama and spoken word poetry in the online world. It's free, fun and a great way to make new friends while tapping into your creative side!! Just flick us a message and we'll send you the link!
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When: 2 - 4.30pm Saturdays from 15th April - 4th July
Bubble(s): a web series in response to COVID-19
Check out our new Alumni web series Bubble(s)!! Written, directed, produced by AND starring Mixit alumni. 5 episodes over 5 days!!! Stay tuned for the next instalment!
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 is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.
Keith joined Mixit in late 2019 as our Saturday van driver. He is a strong believer in the tools that art and drama help grow, such as social skills, confidence and leadership qualities. These he can relate to his time as a young performer in kapahaka and maurakau over a 10 year period. Keith has a BA in Maori Studies/Business Development with a st...
Sajal started coming to Mixit in 2019, and was appointed as a junior Youth Leader in early 2020. He loves coming to Mixit to socialise and build his creative skills. “I come here for enjoyment, at the end of every Saturday I feel like I should come next week, it’s the best place for anyone to enjoy, do, create and increase creativity.”
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...
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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.
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