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.
Term 3 2019 at Mixit
In Term 3 we're exploring characters through costumes. Come along and create your own portraits with the help of professional stylists, makeup artists and photographers. Enter a new world and be someone else for a day!!
Find out more
When: Every Saturday from 27 July - 28 September
Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson
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 has been running performance projects every summer for the past 13 years. Check out some of the highlights in our latest video.
A Creative Journey
As a teenager Fardowsa Mohamed followed the footsteps of her older sister and brother through the doors of Mixit and never looked back. Going on to study medicine, Fardowsa now works as a doctor and writes poetry in her spare time. Here we present the first of a series of stories highlighting the creative projects of Mixers past and present.
Mixit in Hamilton
In the July school holidays we took Mixit on the road for a 3 day workshop in Hamilton.
Mixit: It's all of us
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.
Mixit Director Wendy Preston in The Generosity Journal
We’re thrilled that Mixit Director Wendy Preston is featured in the current issue of The Generosity Journal created by The One Percent Collective.
Mixit Micro-donor programme
Mixit is a non-profit charitable organisation and relies on donations, big and small, to keep going. As young people we want to encourage our peers to be generous, and help them to see that it is not only the wealthy who can contribute to meaningful social change. Being a Micro Donor means gifting a little bit, but committing to do it regularly.
Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.
Tahi has a BA in Anthropology and Theatre from Victoria University and went on to graduate from Toi Whakaari (NZ Drama School) in 2003. Since then Tahi has devised and performed her own solo works and collaborated professionally in a range of new NZ Theatre. Her work includes devising, teaching, and dramaturgy, for both theatre and multi-disciplina...
Te Rawhina McDowell
Te Rawhina McDowell graduated with a degree in Economics and Statistics in 2001 and subsequently never worked as either an economist or a statistician. She has however been a Policy Adviser, Manager of Backpackers Hostel in Chile, English Teacher, Research Centre Business Manager and Accounts Administrator, and is a full-time Mum as well as Mixit’s...
Jan ran a Human Resource, Learning and Development consultancy and has recently been involved in organisational development for organisations as varied as Westpac NZ Limited, Watercare, NZ Transport and the University of Auckland. Jan’s extensive governance experience gives her the steady capability to guide the board. She is constantly inspired by...
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