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 themMore info
Here are the latest events, projects and activities imagined, performed and created by our Mixit community.
Saturdays at Mixit!!
Join us!! 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 details
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When: 2pm - 4.30pm
Where: Auckland Academy of Dance: Level 1/44A Portage Road, New Lynn
I am .... I can
Get ready to move as we wrap up the year with Term 4: I am…. I can. This final term is all about dance and drama, and we've got an amazing line-up of guest artists who are set to inspire. It's time to hit the Mixit floor with fast and furious dance, and immerse yourself in the world of rhythm and drama 🔥🎶
Mixit 2005 - 2023
Developed through research and partnership building in 2005, Mixit has consistently delivered weekly creative workshops since 2006, never missing a single Saturday. This video stands as a testament to the project's remarkable adaptability, showcasing the journey over the years. Thousands of participants, from diverse perspectives, backgrounds and e...
From Isolation to Empowerment
Shahram is 14 years old and he and his family arrived in Aotearoa from Afghanistan. Originally from Bamyan, their relocation journey to a safe haven passed through Kabul and then Iran. He reflects that it was hard in Afghanistan and his father tried to get his children access to education but the fees were overwhelming and the context of war made i...
An exciting opportunity to join the Mixit team!!
We are looking for a creative person to join the team. This role is for 4 days (32 hours) per week, Wed-Sat. The applicants must be available on Saturdays. If you are interested or know someone who could be the best fit, let us know. Send your applications to [email protected] by Friday, June 16th
Art in a Garden
🎨🌿 Get creative at Mixit's new HQ! 🌿🎨 We teamed up with amazing artists to help guide Mixers and work collaboratively to make our space feel a lot like home. 🏡 Join us for a term filled with paint, patterns and planting. Starting from April 29th for 10 weeks. Come along and have some fun!
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...
Ekta became a part of Mixit in 2022 during the challenging aftermath of COVID, stepping into the newly created position of Operations Leader. Drawing from her own experiences as a migrant in Aotearoa, she holds a passion for empowering young people and finds fulfilment in her role at Mixit, viewing it as an opportunity for both personal and profess...
Originally from Afghanistan, Zohal joined Mixit in 2021 when she was introduced through her sister. The fun and energetic atmosphere immediately caught her attention, and she decided to participate regularly. After coming for a year, she was invited to step up as a Youth Leader. She values the inclusive and welcoming environment that provided a pla...
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We are a Charitable Trust which means that all donations of $5 or more are eligible for a tax rebate. We send out our tax donation receipts each year in April or May (just after the end of the NZ tax year) with a little update of what we've been doing for the last year.
You are welcome to make a one off donation, either by clicking on the big purple box at the top of the page, or contact us to enquire about how to pay us directly.
You can also contact us to talk about taking a more personalised approach such as contributing to a specific project, donating your time, making a generous one-off donation or becoming a volunteer driver.
Our Friends of Mixit donate regularly, this can be set up with us directly, hitting that big purple box at the top of the page, or by following this link One Percent Collective and becoming a donor with them. Please ensure you select Mixit as your reason for joining.
One Percent Collective is an amazing charity that connects people who want to give back and do good things in the community with great charities around NZ. Mixit is one of the select charities One Percent Collective thinks NZ'ers should know about. One Percent take NO percentage of the donor’s contribution, instead donating 100% to their charities.
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