IGNITE engages young people aged 15-18 in Auckland with a passion for music and events in a 15-week industry specific training programme commencing March 2016. Participants will be guided by industry mentors and further upskill at seminars, workshops and hands-on experience opportunities to provide a good foundation to produce their own music-based event by the end of the programme.
IGNITE was established to support the personal and professional development of young people, giving them a stepping stone to further education pathways and discover the various careers that exist within New Zealand’s vibrant creative industries. Through the programme, IGNITE will engage the wider community by producing truly authentic youth events – run by young people for young people, and creating key performance opportunities for young and emerging artists. By investing in the next generation of music industry professionals with mentorship and practical experience, IGNITE will create a sustainable model to produce more high-quality all ages events in Auckland, and eventually nationwide.