Thousands of people take part in each Manchester International Festival – as volunteers, as participants in shows, in skills development workshops and creative activities, or even as planners of their own micro-international festival. Whether you want to help shape our programme or uncover your own creative skills and experiences, we want to hear from you.
Take part in an MIF19 show, working with leading artists as they create and present new work here in Manchester. For MIF19, you could be part of Yoko Ono’s BELLS FOR PEACE, teaching a class at Tania Bruguera’s School of Integration, singing in the chorus for Studio ORKA’s Tuesday or hosting part of Utopolis Manchester. Click here to find out more.Participate
Keep up to date with what we’re doing locally by joining My Festival, our year-round creative community. You’ll be the first to hear about opportunities to get involved in MIF, and you can meet inspirational people from all across the city at our quarterly socials and other special events.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. If you’d like to join them, helping us to stage MIF19 while learning new skills along the way, 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 specific access enquiries please contact Kate Fox, MIF’s Access Coordinator, by email (email@example.com) or phone (0161 470 0743).