MIF works regularly with schools and colleges on activities to support creative learning. For MIF19, we’re building new relationships with schools across Greater Manchester including presenting a new project called Creative Critics.

Creative Critics is designed to encourage children and young people to engage more deeply with art as both audience members and as arts critics. The project celebrates young people’s unique voices while also helping them to develop their critical appreciation and communication skills – in the words of Judith Mackrell, The Guardian’s dance critic, giving them “confidence to trust their own curiosity, their own reactions”.

Through Creative Critics, we’ll be inviting pupils from Manchester Communication Academy in Harpurhey and Newall Green High School in Wythenshawe to attend performances during MIF19 and to produce reviews that we’ll publish on the MIF website.

Creative Critics is an All Ways Making project presented in partnership with MIF19 and supported by Arts Council England.

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