29 June – 16 July 2017

MIF Pioneers

‘If we can help MIF get one more big artist here, or reach one more person who didn’t know what a great couple of weeks it is for the city, then that’s good for Manchester’ Vanessa Jackson, MIF Pioneer

MIF Pioneers provide vital backing for the Festival, helping both MIF and our artists to realise the extraordinary projects for which we’ve won international acclaim. The support of MIF Pioneers makes a major difference to the quality of our work, allowing us to the freedom to realise our creative ambitions and stage a Festival that brings the world to Manchester.

In return for their generous support, MIF Pioneers receive:

  • Personal invitations for you and a guest to attend the MIF17 programme launch and the MIF17 VIP First Night Party (Thu 29 June 2017)
  • Exclusive invitations to other pre-Festival gatherings with MIF donors and the MIF team
  • Tickets for MIF commissions up to a value of £200, with a bespoke priority ticketing service and support from a dedicated Account Manager
  • Named acknowledgment and recognition on the MIF website, in the MIF17 brochure, on special supporters’ banners at MIF venues and in Festival Square, and in the post-Festival MIF Little Black Book and Little Blue Book

To become an MIF Pioneer, we suggest making a minimum donation of £1,500, either as a one-off payment or in instalments. As MIF is a registered charity, up to £1,250 of your donation will be eligible for Gift Aid – which increases the value of your gift to us by 25%. For more information on how to becoming an MIF Pioneer, please contact Emma Shiel, Development Manager on +44 (0)161 817 4512 or emma.shiel@mif.co.uk.

MIF17 Pioneers
We’d like to thank all our MIF17 Pioneers for their support of next summer’s Festival.

  • Leila Alexander
  • Lisa Ashurst
  • Keith & Tania Black
  • Jill Burdett
  • Sean Canning
  • Janine & Dario Cottingham
  • John & Penny Early
  • Mike Edge & Pippa England
  • Nic & Jennifer Edmondson
  • Peter & Judy Folkman
  • Jim Forrester & Lynne Stafford
  • Paul & Liz Lee
  • Jonathan Levy
  • Robert & Sally Levy
  • Helen McFarlane
  • Jim & Joyce McNamara
  • Carolyn Mellor
  • Allan & Jo Melzack
  • Carlos & Sally Oliveira
  • Alice Rawsthorn
  • Ian Redfearn
  • Raj & Reshma Ruia
  • Simon Sack
  • Karen Shannon
  • Adam & Jayne Sherlock
  • Andy & Lynne Spinoza
  • Paul & Juliet Stewart
  • William & Claire Thomson
  • Sue Webster
  • and others who wish to remain anonymous