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Over the past 13 years, more than a million people have experienced MIF projects around the city and beyond – everywhere from theatres and galleries to schools, churches and railway depots. Created by leading national and international artists, often working in collaboration with local residents, our works have thrilled visitors, impressed critics and inspired people all over Greater Manchester.

Our success would not be possible without the generous support of the individuals, trusts, foundations, public funders and corporate sponsors who help to make the Festival happen. As a charity, we rely on private backing, and we’re enormously grateful to all our past, present and future supporters. 

On these pages, you can learn more about how you can join them, and become a part of Manchester International Festival.

"MIF simply wouldn’t be possible in the way that it is without all our supporters. It’s their contribution and long-term support that enables us to work on that international level – to bring the best artists from across the world and make a unique offer for them to do something new and extraordinary."

John McGrath, MIF Artistic Director & Chief Executive

Become a Member

Being an MIF Member isn’t just about getting priority booking or discounts in Festival Square – it’s also about supporting an event that does so much to raise the global profile of Manchester.

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Support our Festival and our year-round work with artists and communities across Greater Manchester.

  • Individual giving

    Your support will help us to continue creating unique and unforgettable experiences at MIF for years to come.

  • Corporate Sponsors & Public Funders

    MIF works closely with a wide array of local, national and multinational sponsors and partners, all of which help us to realise our unrivalled programme

  • MIF Supporters

    Thank you to all the organisations, businesses and individual for supporting MIF21

  • Trusts and Foundations

    Support from these organisations helps MIF and its artists to realise ambitious projects, reach new audiences and have a profound and positive impact on the loc

Sponsorship Case Studies

Since MIF’s inception, the business community has committed an unprecedented level of support.  That support allows work of the most ambitious and exciting scale to be made right here in Manchester.