Thousands of people take part in Manchester International Festival, both during the Festival and year-round. Whether you want to get involved in creative activities, help shape our programme or develop your own skills and experiences, there’s something for you.
Thousands of Mancunians took part in seven major new artworks at MIF19: ringing out for peace in Yoko Ono’s BELLS FOR PEACE; teaching a class at Tania Bruguera’s School of Integration; appearing as Everyday Experts in Ibrahim Mahama’s Parliament of Ghosts; taking to the streets for The Anvil; hosting part of Utopolis Manchester; singing in the chorus for Tuesday; and encountering the Animals of Manchester. Click below for more.Participate
Keep up to date with what we’re doing locally by joining My Festival, our year-round creative community. We’re currently looking for new members to join the YPF, a collective that meets regularly to inform the development of MIF and The Factory from a young person’s perspective.Connect
MIF offers local artists, school groups and members of the public a fantastic range of talent development opportunities all year round, from six-month creative trainee programmes to one-off events open to anyone who would like to develop their creativity.Develop
If you want to develop your own creative ideas or learn more about how to make a Festival happen, you can apply to host an event in our Festival in My House series – staging your very own micro-festival in your own home. We’ll give you a budget and the support of one of our expert producers.Curate
Our diverse community of volunteers is one of our greatest assets: passionate about the arts, the Festival and our city. MIF19 saw over 500 volunteers get involved, find out more on our volunteer pages.Volunteer
We'd love you to explore our pages and learn how you can Get Involved with MIF. If you have any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org