29 June – 16 July 2017

Creative development

From schools workshops via community activities through to valuable bursaries for aspiring arts professionals, My Festival will be supporting creative development across the city in countless ways – before, during and after MIF17. We’ll be posting details of all our initiatives on these pages, so check back regularly for updates.

Jerwood Creative Fellowships
At the start of 2016, MIF welcomed 100 local artists to a special open evening at our offices near Deansgate. When asked how they would like to connect with the Festival, many expressed an interest in learning more about how MIF work is made and gaining greater access to the work during its development.

Thanks to the generosity of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, we’re offering six Greater Manchester-based creatives the chance to win a special MIF17 Fellowship that does exactly that. Applications closed on 2 January 2017, and the six Jerwood Creative Fellows will be announced shortly. You’ll be able to read more about their journeys towards MIF17 on this website.