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.
Here are the latest events, projects and activities imagined, performed and created by our Mixit community.
Here we go again – Embracing the lockdown
Mixit is once more swiftly adapting our platform due to the restrictions of the current lockdown. From Saturday August 21st the afternoon workshops will continue to start at 2pm — BUT online, still with inspiring guest artists leading the fun ‘Characters In A Suitcase’ course. Join us by sending a message on Facebook or Instagram. These on-line sessions will continue until we know more about this lockdown. No need to be sitting at home bored, jump into some on-screen creativity and make your Saturdays more about connecting. See you there!
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When: 2 - 4.30pm Saturdays from 21 August
Mixit Policy on COVID-19 Vaccinations
The Mixit Charitable Trust has established that it will be mandatory for all staff, drivers, guest artists, Alumni and volunteers to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated in order to engage with front-line delivery of Mixit core programmes, activities for, and transportation of, young people.
A new era for Mixit is coming!
Once again it’s time to mix it up and jump forward with fresh energy and ideas. We wish to acknowledge Tahi Mapp-Borren, her wonderful creativity and thoughtful contribution to the growth of Mixit over 8 years. She’s not leaving but is shifting sideways to be a guest artist and an active champion.
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
Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.
Laya is a Mixit youth leader who began participating in the Mixit project in late 2020. She loves Mixit's energy and cosy atmosphere. The friendly environment encourages activity and creativity.Laya is currently pursuing a degree in Architecture and a minor degree in Creative Technologies. Additionally, she works as a product marketing designer. La...
Michael is an Art Director in film and been part of the NZ film industry since the early 1980s. Closely associated with Mixit since it was established in 2006, he was the inaugural Chair of the Board. He retains a seat at the board table providing a steady voice of reason, a wise overview and ensures the project remains true to its core purpose, al...
Ilham Akhlaqi joined our Alumni Squad in 2021. She recently completed a Bachelor of Creative Technologies at AUT, and is currently completing her Masters. She hopes to pursue a career that allows her to draw upon her interest in technology as well as art and design.
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