• MIF corporate event

  • Alex Poots, MIF's CEO and Artistic Director

  • Zaha Hadid at Manchester Gallery for MIF09

  • Guy Garvey, Joe Duddell and Rufus Wainwright at MIF09 launch

  • Supporters event at Manchester Town Hall

  • MIF11 launch

  • Marina Abramovic event for MIF11

Individual Support

MIF Pioneers, Patrons & Commissioning Circle

Manchester International Festival is offering you various ways to support our ground-breaking commissions which bring world-class artists to the region seen by almost a quarter of a million people in 2013 as well as numerous local community groups and schools.

MIF Pioneers

'Becoming a pioneer made sure I got access to the performances I really wanted to see, as well as adding to the experience with the various talks and preview events that I was able to attend. It feels important to support something that is a genuinely aspirational occasion for the city.
MIF11 Pioneer

Joining our group of Festival Pioneers allows you to experience the Festival in a unique way, at the same time ensuring the continuation of our work through a meaningful financial donation.

MIF13 Pioneers benefited from the following:
  • Invitations to attend the MIF Programme Press Launch and Opening Night VIP Party with a guest
  • Tickets for MIF commissions up to a specific value
  • Priority ticket bookings and enquiries via a dedicated Account Manager
  • Tickets for dress rehearsals, previews and exclusive behind-the-scenes Festival events
  • Named acknowledgement in the MIF Brochure, on the MIF website and at Festival Square (if so desired).

There were two levels of donation for 2013: £1,500+ and £5,000+.

For more detailed information and to arrange a discussion on how to become an MIF Pioneer for 2015, please contact pioneer@mif.co.uk

MIF Patron

'Personally supporting Manchester International Festival’s work with local children, who had the unique opportunity to attend a magical, music experience tailor made to their special needs was a great delight. I will never forget my own experience when I toured the wonderful Music Boxes installation to conduct the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, learn the ukelele and climb through a dreamtime chamber!'
Carole Nash, MIF 2011 Patron

Become an MIF Patron and develop a deeper understanding of either the Festival or MIF Creative, through attending previews, dress rehearsals or residencies as well as enjoying a personal experience with the Festival.

Donations started at £10,000 for MIF13.

For more detailed information and to arrange a discussion on how you could become a Patron for MIF15 please contact patron@mif.co.uk.

Manchester International Festival Commissioning Circle (MIFCC)

MIF introduced a Commissioning Circle for 2013 and Alex Poots, Artistic Director and CEO, selected three new commissions for the Circle that expressed the broad spectrum of work the Festival creates. 

The Chair and MIF are inviting like-minded friends to create a circle of up to twelve interested individuals to come on the commissioning journey with us and learn how these works are formed. Through a calendar of exclusive behind the scenes activities and involvement, the Circle will learn about the commissioning process whilst developing a closer relationship with the three works and the Festival as it happens.

Benefits include site visits and previews to better understand these new works.

To join the MIFCC for 2015, donations start at £10,000. For more detailed information and to arrange a discussion on how you could become involved please contact patron@mif.co.uk

MIF News

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

14 Rooms at Art Basel

14 Rooms at Art Basel

Round-up of press coverage

Great Reviews for Macbeth at Park Avenue Armory

Great Reviews for Macbeth at Park Avenue Armory

MIF13's Macbeth opens to great reviews at Park Avenue Armory, New York.

MIF Touring Update

MIF Touring Update

Tricia Coleman and Paul Clay update us on MIF Touring

A Look Back at 11 Rooms

A Look Back at 11 Rooms

Before the opening of 14 Rooms at Art Basel

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