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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.

MIF Creative launched in 2009 and previous 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.

For MIF15, MIF Creative will present The Tale of Mr Tumble,
FlexN Manchester, and the Sacred Sounds Women's Choir as part of Neck of the Woods.

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