MIF were delighted to support six Greater Manchester based Jerwood Creative Fellows who spent time with the Festival in the build-up to and during MIF17. The cohort of creative practitioners worked alongside creative teams of major festival commissions, exploring how work is created, gaining great experience and learning new skills in our unique Festival environment.
The six successful practitioners are: Simon Bray, a landscape and documentary photographer; Hafsah Aneela Bashir, a poet, spoken word artist and facilitator; Chanje Kunda, a Manchester based poet, playwright and performance artist; Amy Lawrence, a multidisciplinary live and visual artist with a practice that encompasses facilitation, curation and creative producing; Erinma Ochu, a writer and producer of immersive and participatory experiences; and Mahboobeh Rajabi, a Digital Artist, Animator, Film Maker and Theatre Director.
The Jerwood Creative Fellows programme is generously supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. The aim of its funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity. It works with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts. www.jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org