MIF launched The Factory Academy in 2018 in partnership with a consortium of cultural organisations in the city. Working in partnership with training providers and businesses in the region, it delivers a range of opportunities, supporting thousands of young people to start to new careers in the creative industries.

The Factory Academy is backed by the Greater Manchester Cultural Skills Consortium which includes Brighter Sounds, Contact, HOME, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Jewish Museum, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Museum, Manchester International Festival (MIF), Octagon Theatre Bolton, Oldham Coliseum Opera House, Palace Theatre, People's History Museum, Royal Exchange Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Science and History Museum, The Lowry, Walk the Plank and Z-Arts.


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