Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years in Manchester, UK. MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.
We aim to embody the values implicit in our name:
- Manchester: We will seek to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and programme
- International: We will work with artists, producers and creative partners from all over the world, ensuring a global diversity to our work and cultivating a rich and ongoing cultural conversation
- Festival: We will create a space for ambitious cultural exchange, and the imagining of new global possibilities