ignite engages young people aged 15-18 in Auckland with a passion for music and events in an industry specific training programme. Participants will be guided by industry mentors and further upskill at seminars, workshops and hands-on experience opportunities.

*  Established music industry professionals paired up with participants to provide information, advice and guidance on an ongoing basis throughout the programme (one-on-one)
*  Participants discuss and develop events further at group sessions (peer to peer)

Seminars and Workshops
*  Invited professionals share expertise at IGNITE Seminars, also open to the public. Sessions include Event Management and Marketing and Publicity, followed by workshops where participants will get feedback and advice on their events from the industry guests.
*  Guests from the production sector facilitates a hands-on Event Production workshop for participants to gain a base understanding of event production and learn basic sound setup skills

*  Gain practical experience at music events
*  Private tours of music venues

Participants will put the experience and skills learnt to produce a music-based event at the end of the programme under guidance of their mentors, the IGNITE team, and with the assistance of the IGNITE Event Fund^. All participants will reflect on their journey and learnings and present these to complete the programme.

There are 10 placements available for 2018 and there is no cost to participate in the programme. No prior experience necessary.  Any questions? Check out our FAQs Page or contact us at Applications to apply for the 2018 Programme will open in January 2018. Sign up to our Newsletter to be updated on the programme.


Dates and Schedule for the 2018 Programme will be released in November.
Below are the 2016 dates for reference.


*  Applications open Monday 25 January and close Saturday 27 February
*  All applicants notified by Sunday 28 February
*  Programme runs Saturday 12 March to Thursday 23 June (15 Weeks)

Saturday 12 March 2016 - Launch Day
10:30am - 2:30pm

MAINZ, 150 Victoria St, Auckland CBD
Intro & Programme Overview, Meet and Greet with Mentors, Group Meeting

Saturday 9 April 2016 - IGNITE Seminars & Workshops

10:30am - 4:00pm
Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD
Event Management Seminar & Workshop, Marketing and Publicity Seminar & Workshop

Tuesday 19 April 2016 - Event Production & Venue Tours
10:30am - 3:30pm
MAINZ, 150 Victoria St, Auckland CBD
Event Production Workshop, Group Meeting, Tour of Music Venues

Thursday 23 June 2016 - Presentations
5:00pm - 7:30pm
MAINZ, 150 Victoria St, Auckland CBD
Final Presentations & Graduation

^ ignite Event Fund crowdfunded by the ignite Team and participants
^^ Must meet the entry criteria. Visit MAINZ for more info.