IGNITE engages young people aged 15-18 in Auckland with a passion for music in an industry specific training programme.
IGNITE believes when young people discover their passion they will thrive and reach their full potential.Music is a powerful artform via which IGNITE supports 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, our young people will also engage the wider community by producing truly authentic youth events – run by young people for young people, whilst creating key performance opportunities for young and emerging artists.
The success of the pilot programme in 2016 led to many of its participants moving on to tertiary education and gaining work placements and internship opportunities across the industry. IGNITE is proud to confirm programme delivery in 2018 with a new intake for the Event Management stream offering a MAINZ Scholarship as well as a new pilot stream in Music Production.
The 12-week programme will also focus on the power of mentoring; offering participants aged 15-18 a very unique experience and hands-on approach and the opportunity to learn from the best. Participants will also attend various seminars, workshops and venue tours. Event Management participants will work towards producing a music-based event, with the Music Production participants producing a finished track by the end of the programme.