Manchester International Festival is currently offering Greater Manchester residents the opportunity to host their own micro-international festival in their home.
We’re looking for
Ideas from residents who have never done this before
Original ideas with a big ambition on a scale that allow you to try something new
Ideas that embrace the adventurous spirit of Manchester International Festival
Ideas with an international link, large or small
Ideas that can help you build skills and knowledge in a particular area
We are currently looking for people outside of the city to get involved with Festival in My House* so if you live in Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Tameside or Wigan we want to hear from you! We’ll help you with event planning and producer support, as well as a budget of £1500.
Music, dance, drama or visual art, there’s really no limit except your imagination. Once submitted, your idea will be selected against the above criteria by a panel of former hosts and the MIF team. You don’t have to have experience creating this type of event before – we’ll help you every step of the way.
This is a primarily an opportunity for people who have never created an event like this before. Festival in My House is not a professional work engagement and beyond the allocation of a budget to realise your Festival idea – most hosts are not paid for their involvement.
We have already received and reviewed applications from Bury, Rochdale and Trafford and look forward to sharing more details of these events soon.
PLUS for the very first time, we have been working with people in Manchester to host a micro-international festival outside of their home with Festival in My Neighbourhood. More details to be announced shortly!
For inspiration, you can listen to BBC Radio 4’s My House programme, a documentary on the Festival in My House series, and browse the previous Festival in My House events below.
HOW TO APPLY:
Thank you again to everyone who submitted an idea to host a micro-international festival in your house or neighbourhood. We have selected a number of ideas with the help of our panel of curators and hosts from previous Festival in My House events.
We are currently welcoming applications from Oldham, Tameside, Stockport and Wigan to host a micro-international festival in their home.
Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and we encourage you to get in touch to discuss your idea.
Please don’t let the application form put you off from applying. We want to hear all about your ideas.