We would like to thank the 42 corporate sponsors and media partners who joined us for MIF13. Here are just some of the ways they helped make 2013 a unique and successful Festival:         

  • The Co-op and NCP offered spaces for commissions — New Century Hall for Despacio and NCP Bridgewater Hall Car Park for Macbeth Big Screen Relay
  • Manchester Airport Group hosted the ZigZag ZigZag world premiere in one of their local schools
  • PZ Cussons sponsored our Volunteer programme allowing over 400 people to engage with the Festival and our visitors
  • Virgin Trains transported VIPs, artists and journalists from London
  • Selfridges, DoubleTree by Hilton and First Street helped dress the city in their window, hotel lobby and building façade respectively
  • Senior staff from The Co-op, Your Housing, BDP and Siemens chaired four public debates at The Biospheric Project
  • Arup and Electricity North West gave specialist advice on sound and power at unusual found venues

If you would like to learn how MIF provides bespoke sponsorship packages to best benefit your business please contact Rachel Green, Development Director, on 0161 817 4516 / rachel.green@mif.co.uk

Official Partners


Public Sector Funders

Media Partners

      BBC The Guardian MEN Media

Official Providers

Trusts and Foundations


Additional Public Sector Funders

Gold Supporters

Silver Supporters


Corporate Members

5plus Architects                                  Eversheds                        Marcus Worthington Group
Addleshaw Goddard Ferrious Shepherd Construction
Arup Kuits Solicitors Willmott Dixon
Bluemantle Interface  
Boodles    Manchester Arndale  


MIF Commissioning Circle

Charles Asprey        Stephen & Jane Sorrell
Tony & Jane Elliott                           Richard Thomas (Founder)


MIF Pioneers

Simon & Shalni Arora Jack Livingstone Andy Spinoza
Scott Fletcher Shirley Murtagh James Timpson
Rachel Haugh Richard O'Sullivan Martyn Torevell
Alison & Keith Johnston Alice Rawsthorn Nicky Unsworth
Jonathan Levy Raj & Reshma Ruia Caroline Younger
  Chris & Audra Sheffield Anne Webber



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