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.
Thousands of Mancunians will be part of seven major new artworks at MIF: 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. Upcoming events include Talking Points – a new conversation series taking part in different neighbourhoods around Manchester.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. Our current live opportunity for artists is Creative Lab – click below to find out more.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 enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org