MIF offers local artists, students, school groups and members of the public a fantastic range of creative development opportunities all year round, from six-month paid traineeships to one-off and regular events that are open to anyone and everyone.

Intro to Virtual Tools

A new series of workshops open to Greater Manchester artists, focussing on the integration of physical and virtual content that create hybrid experiences.


The Factory Academy

Chris Payne

As we head towards The Factory, we’re committed to supporting the next generation of technicians, producers and arts professionals – offering internships, apprenticeships and other professional development opportunities that will help people of all backgrounds to forge careers in the creative industries.


Meet our MIF21 Fellows

MIF21 Creative Fellowships offered five Greater Manchester-based artists and creatives the unique opportunity to connect with our team, our artists and the MIF21 Festival. Each Creative Fellow shadowed the artistic team working on a major Festival show, getting an insider’s view into its creation, production and presentation.


School & College Collaborations

We support creative learning in schools and colleges in Greater Manchester year-round, helping pupils of all ages to develop their creativity through key initiatives inspired by some of the world premieres on our Festival programme.