Manchester International Festival (MIF) biennially presents a large-scale festival of original, new work and special events. The next edition will take place from 29 June to 16 July 2017 at venues all over the city.
MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. It has commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists as diverse as Björk, Steve McQueen, Robert Wilson, Wayne McGregor, Maxine Peake, The xx, Zaha Hadid Architects, Damon Albarn, Punchdrunk, Elbow and Marina Abramovic.
Our support is for six Manchester-based artists to each shadow the development of a different major commission in the 2017 festival. They will also have front row access to the festival and to MIF’s team, and will design and run three events for other local artists.