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  • MIF Creative 2013: Sacred Sounds Women's Choir

  • MIF Creative 2013: The Biospheric Project

  • MIF Creative 2013: Once Upon a Story

  • MIF Creative 2011: That Day We Sang

  • MIF Creative 2011: Vertical Farm

  • MIF Creative 2011: Sacred Sites

  • MIF Creative 2011: Music Boxes

  • MIF Creative 2009: Amadou & Mariam and The Beating Wing Orchestra

  • MIF Creative 2009: Procession

  • MIF Creative 2009: Something in the Air

  • MIF Creative 2009: The Difference Engine

MIF Creative
International Artists. Local People. Extraordinary Experiences.

Each Festival, MIF commissions a series of leading artists or thinkers to create ambitious new work in partnership with local people. These commissions, called MIF Creative, sit at the heart of the Festival, and share MIF’s principles of innovation, originality and internationalism, whilst offering unique opportunities for residents to engage with MIF in different ways.

Past projects have seen artists as diverse as John Tavener, Victoria Wood, Björk, Jeremy Deller and Amadou & Mariam working with equally diverse Mancunians – from faith groups to schoolchildren via ramblers and refugee and asylum seeker musicians. A key aim is to develop once-in-a-lifetime experiences, underpinned by mechanisms to support longer-term legacy and lasting local impact.

MIF Creative commissions for 2015 will be announced shortly; meanwhile, read about our past programmes in 2013, 2011 and 2009.

 

MIF News

Box Office Christmas Opening Hours

Box Office Christmas Opening Hours

Bookings made by phone will not be available during certain times

Manchester International Festival's founding CEO & Artistic Director to leave after 2015 Event

Manchester International Festival's founding CEO & Artistic Director to leave after 2015 Event

Alex Poots, founding CEO and Artistic Director of Manchester International Festival, is to leave following next summer’s Festival.

MIF15 Press Coverage

MIF15 Press Coverage

Highlights from the initial MIF15 press coverage

MIF15 First Announcements

MIF15 First Announcements

Tree of Codes, The Tale of Mr Tumble and The Age of Starlight

MIF13 One Year On

MIF13 One Year On

One year after MIF13, we've been reminiscing about the Festival on our Twitter and Facebook pages

MIF15 Save the Date

MIF15 Save the Date

MIF15 will take place from 2 - 19 July

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