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 in Term 2 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 working with guest artists to explore Opanuku Stream, following it from bush to beach. 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.
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 directing and dramaturgy, for theatre and multi-disciplinary performance....
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...
As a teenager Fardowsa was a Mixit participant, then Youth Leader before she left Auckland to take on medical studies. She’s now a medical doctor working for Auckland Hospital with an interest in surgery. Around her busy professional life she is a respected poet, and continues to train in martial arts, she currently has a red belt in Kung Fu. Fardo...
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