MIF Pioneers

MIF Pioneers provide vital backing for the Festival, helping both MIF and our artists to realise the extraordinary projects for which we’ve won international acclaim. The support of MIF Pioneers makes a major difference in the quality of our work, allowing us the freedom to realise our creative ambitions and stage a Festival that brings the world to Manchester.

In return for their generous support, MIF Pioneers receive:

  • Personal invitations for you and a guest to attend the MIF19 programme launch and VIP First Night Party
  • Exclusive invitations to other pre-Festival gatherings with MIF donors and the MIF team
  • Tickets for MIF commissions up to a value of £200, with a bespoke priority ticketing service and support from a dedicated Account Manager to help plan your Festival itinerary
  • Named acknowledgement and recognition on the MIF website, in the MIF19 brochure, on special supporters’ banners at MIF venues and in Festival Square.

To join us as a MIF19 Pioneer, we suggest making a minimum donation of £1,500.

As MIF is a registered charity, up to £1,250 of your donation will be eligible for Gift Aid – which increases the value of your gift to us by 25%.

For more information on becoming an MIF Pioneer, please contact Jenny Mungall, MIF Development Director, +44 (0)161 817 4516 or jenny.mungall@mif.co.uk

MIF19 Pioneers
We’d like to thank all our MIF19 Pioneers for their support of this summer’s Festival.

Andrew Abdulezer & Laura Samuels
Mark & Gabrielle Adlestone
Leila Alexander
Simon & Shalni Arora
Lisa Ashurst
Tony & Pat Attard
Jill Burdet
Sean Canning & Elly Szabo
Laura & Peter Carstensen
Janine & Dario Cottingham
Hopwood DePree
John & Penny Early
Mike Edge & Pippa England
Peter & Judy Folkman
Helen Gilman & Malcolm Pitcher
Laura Harper
Rachel Haugh
Ruth & Ruairidh Jackson
Jonathan & Ann Joseph
John Kushnick & Delia Vazquez
Jim Leaviss
Paul & Liz Lee
Jonathan Levy & Gabrielle Rifind
Helen McFarlane
Nick, Lucy & Owen Meikle-Williams
Allan & Jo Melzack
Carolyn Mellor
Alice Rawsthorn
Vicky Rosin
Simon Sack
Howard Sharrock & Judith Watson
Andy & Lynne Spinoza
Roger & Margaret Stephenson
Susie Stubbs
Liam Walsh & Mat Wardle
Sue Webster
and to those who wish to remain anonymous.

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