We’ve invited some of the world’s most exciting artists to create free online artworks that imagine what might be to come in The Factory – MIF’s future year-round home. Virtual Factory, our new series, launches with Your Progress Will Be Saved, an online experience created by avatar artist LaTurbo Avedon that reimagines The Factory as a space within the hugely popular videogame Fortnite Creative. New: See our latest call outs - MIF Sounds and Festival in My House And Yours, support for Manchester creatives.



Viewpoints is designed to encourage debate and insight into the themes and work featured in the festival. From interviews, articles to podcasts and immersive content, you can browse via watch, listen, immerse or read. Find out more about our latest online experience virtual-factory.co.uk

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The Factory

The Factory is a world-class cultural space currently being built in the heart of Manchester. Building on the success of MIF, it will commission and present the world’s most exciting artists, attracting up to 850,000 visitors a year.

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